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  •  When you get up at 4:30 am for sunrise... (3+ / 0-)
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    you get treated to the most incredible light. In the mountains, you can get a pink glow called alpenglow. After the sun is up, you get the rich, warm light of the sun's first rays that in this case made the rock glow orange. I was also using a filter (called a graduated neutral density filter) that holds back the light on the upper part of the image so the foreground has a similar amount of exposure as the top. I remember standing there as I took the shots looking around thinking "OMG, this is so incredible." I had allotted myself two sunrises here at Wild Goose Island Overlook to try to nail a good picture. This was the first morning I had allotted. To tell you how satisfied I was with this one, for the second morning...I decided to sleep in.

    "So it was OK to waterboard a guy over 80 times but God forbid the guy who could understand what that prick was saying has a boyfriend."--Jon Stewart

    by craigkg on Sun Feb 13, 2011 at 08:22:37 PM PST

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    •  when we camp up above Bishop, CA (2+ / 0-)
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      in the eastern Sierras we get a similar effect on the other side of the ravine that is formed by Bishop Creek. The icy air freezes your lungs and any exposed extremities. But it is so worth it to watch the black lighten to purple/blue and the snowy peaks start to glow pink.  And then eventually all the colors flatten out once the sun is fully up, until sunset paints the opposite side pink. We call it sweet light.

      thank you for sharing your beautiful picture with  us.

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      by JenS on Sun Feb 13, 2011 at 08:47:25 PM PST

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