Lets Light up the mountains ...

Another day, and another attempt at sunrise at Swiftcurrent lake shore in front of the historic Many Glacier Hotel. The winds were monstrous and angry the previous night and had snapped one of the poles of our giant tent (something that had withstood storms in Glacier NP two years back). This time the winds demanded a sacrifice and had claimed their victim. I had managed to sleep through the chaos despite a part of the tent was snagging down. Ear plugs and eyecaps are lovely conveniences that I've got accustomed to in my camping trips.


Of course all those chaos meant no reflections. But there were clouds in the sky, so maybe, ... maybe we could get some colors on them ? Not quite... the clouds surrounding the mountains let us down again. But the photons were kind enough to us, they lite up the Grinnell point distinctively on an otherwise dark surrounding. So-be it, I thus grabbed my wide angle (16-35mm) and the GND filter again, wasted no time. Time when shooting landscapes is a precious thing. All that dancing clouds and unkind winds meant the light could disappear any moment. So it did in another five minutes.




  • Matt Kawashima 4y

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I'm way jealous, I want to visit glacier np soo badly! thanks for sharing!

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • Infant Tom Vimal Joseph 4y

    Beautiful.. you travel to these amazing locations.
    We will try to join to one of your exciting trips...
  • Patrick Morris PRO 4y

    Wow. Such vibrance. I don't think I've ever seen neon orange mountains before, but man it looks good against the blues!
  • mtdvetter PRO 4y

    Fabulous!!!! So short on time....will e-mail you!
  • mynaturepics 4y

    Simply awesome!!
  • jb10okie 4y

  • Sathish J PRO 4y

    Nice - yet to process mine.
    Did you forget the Enter key when typing this?
  • Bill Thomson PRO 4y

    Grabs and holds my attention!
  • Farley Roland Endeman PRO 4y

    What a beauty !
  • Owen O'Grady PRO 3y

    Beautiful Shot.
  • Olivier SCHRAM PRO 3y

    Extraordinary light!!! Congratulations.
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Taken on August 23, 2011
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