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squirl033
08-16-2010, 11:56 PM
went up to Tipsoo Lake, near Mt Rainier, this past weekend to catch the sunrise. i got there the evening before to do some recon and find the best vantage point. after the sun went down, i flopped the car seat back and snoozed for about 3 hours, then got up to shoot some star shots, then napped again for another hour or so and got up again at 5:00 for coffee and a sandwich before heading over to the lake. i got set up about a quarter to 6:00, and at 6:05, right on schedule, the sun touched the top of the mountain. i got this shot about 5 minutes later... the mountain was in full alpenglow, but the sun hadn't yet come over the ridge behind me to light up the area around the lake... Canon 5D, Tammy 24-135 @ 89mm, 1/2 sec @ f/13...

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz47/squirl035/TipsooDawnsm-1.jpg

Skyblue
08-17-2010, 12:42 AM
What a beautiful place to be to greet the morning sun - I love the rosy glow of the sun's rays on the snow. Great picture!

mibreit
08-17-2010, 04:59 AM
wow, beautiful light! the colors are great!! You might have tried to smoth the water with a ND filter to create an even more calm feelin.

cheers

edG
08-17-2010, 07:01 AM
beautiful capture Rocky of a gorgeous place

Wicked Dark
08-17-2010, 08:34 AM
Terrific framing and exposure.

Marko
08-17-2010, 10:55 AM
Well worth the wait! Lovely shot!

Bambi
08-17-2010, 11:19 AM
wow lovely Squirl!!

Mad Aussie
08-17-2010, 05:10 PM
Very cool colour on the mountain SQ! Nicely done.

JAS_Photo
08-17-2010, 08:28 PM
Beautiful scenic, Squirl!

Hillbillygirl
08-17-2010, 08:57 PM
Beauty Squirl. Love the light effect you captured, perfect timing.

Matt K.
08-17-2010, 09:44 PM
Terrific framing and exposure.

I'm with WD on this one .. hell of a shot .... well done.