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Waterton Alpenglow (wateronlake_DAA5668.jpg) | by Larsthrows
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Waterton Alpenglow (wateronlake_DAA5668.jpg)

I finally decided that I had to take a break and get outside and take some photos today. Despite being -35C (-31F) in Waterton, I experienced some of the most amazing light.


I think the cold and the condensation in the air were a big factor in the alpenglow for most of the evening.


This was taken near the mouth of Cameron Creek as it enters Upper Waterton Lake and was taken after the sun had passed below the horizon.... hence the 1 1/3 second exposure. The lake is just over the snow pack near the top third of the photo as is unfrozen so that is what was creating the haze. It always amazes me how the light diffuses and bounces around with all the snow on the mountains. Until you experience the purples and pinks at sunset in the mountains in the winter.. you really haven't lived;)


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Taken on December 14, 2009