Civil Twilight at Schwabaucher's Landing

The purple tones and soft light of "civil twilight" were evident in this image of Schwabaucher's Landing in Grand Teton National Park. Thirty minutes before sunrise there were about 10 photographers lined up waiting for the Alpine glow but why wait when you have predawn colors and light like this?


Civil Twilight is one of my favorite times to shoot. Here are a couple of other examples of the purple tones of this special time...Dead Horse Point and Petrified Dunes near Page, Arizona.


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Taken on September 29, 2010
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