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For Purple Mountain Majesties

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Laurel Mountain and Convict Lake in California's Eastern High Sierras.

I think this one was worth getting up at 4:30 AM. I have been a landscape photographer for over 50 years and this is my first 'purple' sunrise. This is my most popular image on Flickr.

 

Thanks to Cathie Joy Young for suggesting the name.

 

Nikon D80 with 18-70mm lens at 18mm.

 

"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter." - Ansel Adams

 

I created a Gallery called Extraordinary Light with some of the best landscape images I've found on flickr. Check it out.

 

www.flickr.com/photos/wwwca/galleries/72157627173397957/

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Taken on April 30, 2008