16mm, f/14, 2seconds, ISO 64, polarizer+ND
Ugh, who wants to get up😴. The alarm rattles me just as I was finally getting some sleep after tossing and turning all night. You'd think the previous day's 7,000+ feet of elevation gain over 8+ miles of hiking would have tired me. I guess I had other things on my mind. But I digress... C'mon, James move. The 25° air cuts me like a knife as I unzip the sleeping bag. I grab my camera, open the tent and put on hiking boots that are frozen solid.
As I peek my head out, I see it—woah🤩—a glorious, blazing RED on the horizon. ”Kelly, hurry, we can't miss this!" I jolt up and out. Half dressed, half delirious, freezing and determined to get the shot. I run to the spot I scouted the night before, extend the tripod and fire off several frames to capture the huge dynamic range of the scene.
We ran around like kids on Christmas morning for a solid 3-4 minutes that this amazing light lasted. "Red at night, hikers delight. Red in the morning, hikers warning." With a storm incoming⛈️, we scurried down the mountain🗻 in slick, icy conditions having experienced one of the best sunrises of my life.
Limited Edition of 25.
Each of my Limited Edition Fine Art prints is hand-produced in either ChromaLuxe aluminum, Lumachrome Acrylic or Fuji Crystal Archive Paper. These superior quality prints are captivating—offering beautiful, brilliant colors and amazing detail. The Chromaluxe aluminum and the Lumachrome Acrylic prints are finished using a gallery quality ‘float’ mounting process, creating a ready-to-hang piece that does not require exterior framing of any kind, offering a modern, crisp display that looks striking in any home or business environment.