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This westerly view of the setting sun is from the Captain Cook Monument in Anchorage, Alaska. Mt. Susitna is showing her characteristic profile that earned her the name Sleeping Lady (the notch is her neck, while head and hair flow to the left). Whether the Lady was carved by 3000' thick glaciers during the Ice Ages or is a sleeping giant waiting for her lover to return form war, this legendary mountain is captivating.
Photographed on August 22, the sun was setting a little further to the left (south) every night until it would be way off the picture by the winter solstice in December. During springtime the sunset "Marches" back to the right (north) until–by the summer solstice in June–the sun will be setting to the right of the Lady from this viewing perspective.
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Nikon D300 with Nikkor 18-200mm
1/80th sec, ƒ/16, ISO 200