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Moraine Lake Sunrise

One of the most serene, peaceful mornings I've had in months began at 3:30 am Saturday when the alarm went off to head out to Moraine Lake. Unfortunately, I hadn't had a lot of time Friday to hunt for comps, so I just set up at the top of the rock pile and waited for the light. It only lasted maybe 60 seconds, time for about three bracketed sets, and then the alpenglow was obliterated by a big cloud mass that blew in behind me. Within a few minutes, the entire sky began to cloud up and the light was gone.


Not the most original image, by any stretch. But a great memory keeper for me because I had the lake entirely to myself for about an hour, until just as the sun was coming up...that is, except for a little pika who kept scurrying around below where I was set up.


All in all, a great morning. Can't wait to go back here with the kids some day.


Cheers all and thanks for stopping by!

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Taken on June 16, 2012