Bear Lake's Hallett Peak #1
Day 1: 9/30/2017 Image#1 is a 20 second exposure. Went to Bear Lake. Got up and on the road by the 4:30am. Took us 45 minutes to get there from our motel in Longmont, CO. It should be noted that Bear Lake Rd is closed to through traffic after 9:00am due to very limited parking at Bear Lake. We got there around 5:30am and already there were a lot of cars there. We scoped out the locations and I selected our spots which we shared with other photographers who were also out of State. Niala selected a location not too far from me with both locations being on the Lake with the mountains in the background and the slopes in fall foliage. Our positions were facing south-west so as the sun rose it hit the face of the mountain at an angle. There was a huge cloud just over the tip of the tallest mountain. As the sun rose you could see the light slide across the mountain and fall covered foliage as the shadows slithered away to the breaking dawn. The clouds served as a diffuser and spray colors of pink and mauve turning to shades of yellow and finally white. This was breath taking to witness and something I will remember. My photo friends and I were ecstatic and expressed our glee verbally while in the background you could hear the cameras clicking away. We just couldn’t capture enough versions of the changing light and this all happens in seconds.