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Tuolumne Meadows Alpenglow

TuolumneAlpenglow2006|07|23: Tuolumne Meadows Alpenglow. Yosemite National Park. July 23, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell.    keywords: tuolumne meadows alpenglow sunset vivid colors lembert dome mount dana yosemite national park color photograph

Tuolumne Meadows Alpenglow. Yosemite National Park. July 23, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell.

That’s OK, I didn’t believe these colors either… :-)

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July 26, 2006 - Posted by | Yosemite

3 Comments

  1. Wow! Nice shot Dan!

    Comment by Loyd | July 28, 2006

  2. Hi Loyd:

    Thanks for writing. That shot was the result of patience and being in the right place at the right time. This past Monday was a day of thunderstorms over the crest, and I suspected that something interesting might happen at sunset. An hour or so before actual sunset I set up my gear near the ponds at the west end of the meadow and prepared to enjoy the show.

    At first it was not spectacular at all. The clouds were so thick to the west that the light was really muted. However, before too long these clouds themselves began to pick up this astonishing backlight from the west and the entire sky went shades of yellow, orange, pink, and red. This light then suffused the entire landscape, as you see in this photograph. This lasted only a few minutes.

    However, just before the sun slipped below the horizon the light passed beneath the clouds and struck Lembert Dome and other nearby peaks directly. I kept shooting until the light was almost completely gone.

    To see more photos check out my photograph site: < ahref=”http://www.gdanmitchell.com/”>G Dan Mitchell | Photography. I post a new photograph there almost every day, and this time of year many of them come from the Sierra.

    Thanks,

    Dan

    Comment by Dan Mitchell | July 29, 2006

  3. Hi Loyd:

    Thanks for writing. That shot was the result of patience and being in the right place at the right time. This past Monday was a day of thunderstorms over the crest, and I suspected that something interesting might happen at sunset. An hour or so before actual sunset I set up my gear near the ponds at the west end of the meadow and prepared to enjoy the show.

    At first it was not spectacular at all. The clouds were so thick to the west that the light was really muted. However, before too long these clouds themselves began to pick up this astonishing backlight from the west and the entire sky went shades of yellow, orange, pink, and red. This light then suffused the entire landscape, as you see in this photograph. This lasted only a few minutes.

    However, just before the sun slipped below the horizon the light passed beneath the clouds and struck Lembert Dome and other nearby peaks directly. I kept shooting until the light was almost completely gone.

    To see more photos check out my photograph site: < ahref=”http://www.gdanmitchell.com/”>G Dan Mitchell | Photography. I post a new photograph there almost every day, and this time of year many of them come from the Sierra.

    Thanks,

    Dan

    Comment by Dan Mitchell | July 29, 2006


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