I recall the exact moment when I realized how magical morning alpenglow is. I was camping along highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra and woke up well before sunrise. My campsite was tucked back in a grove of aspens, blocking most of the mountain view to the west. As I was making my coffee, I saw the brightest orangey-pink glow peeking through the trees. I immediately stopped what I was doing and ran to the nearest clearing to find a view I’ll never be able to get out of my head. It was as if the peaks were illuminating themselves, sheer granite exploding with the wildest of colors. I stood there alone for a few minutes in complete astonishment wondering how I’d never experienced this before. It was then I knew that this phenomenon must be pretty dang extraordinary if it took me away from my morning coffee.
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Quartzite Colors of the Athabasca Limestone Rocks near Athabasca Falls - Jasper National Park / Banff National Park
The river 'falls' over a layer of hard quartzite and through the softer limestone below carving the short gorge and a number of potholes. The falls can be safely viewed and photographed from various viewing platforms and walking trails around the falls.
Short hike along the creek off of the Going-to-the-Sun Road at Glacier National Park. There are plenty of hiking trails and it’s quite the paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. #glaciernationalpark#montana
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Thanks to Ben @benstrauss_photography for the awesomeness of the Rockies. ——- Last weekend I ventured up to the Bear Lake area of RMNP for some solo-sunrise action. However, no matter how many of you may think I always get the best light, this sunrise was a bust haha. But don’t ever let that deter you from seeking out alternative compositions to shoot! Many times when the light does not materialize, I enjoy looking for more intimate compositions, typically using a larger focal length to frame the shot. My initial plan was to shoot Long’s from a lookout between Nymph and Dream Lake, but instead I scrambled up the mountain side behind me leading to some visibility of Hallett Peak. I always enjoy shooting an iconic location in a way that hasn’t ever been done before, at least one I’ve never seen before! ❗️Learn how I process my photos! The link is in my bio❗️
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