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Bear Lake Red Morning



While I was in Boulder, CO on vacation I woke up at 3:30am and headed to Rocky Mountain National Park. I saw on my weather app the night before that the park wa...
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While I was in Boulder, CO on vacation I woke up at 3:30am and headed to Rocky Mountain National Park. I saw on my weather app the night before that the park was suppose to have AM rain showers so I was hoping i was going to get some great looking clouds to reflect the color of the sunrise. I waked along the west shore of Bear Lake until I found a place with some cool looking rocks i could use as a foreground element. As i hoped that morning had amazing looking clouds over Longs Peak. Just before sunrise the sky light up red for about 1minute. It was a very beautiful sunrise and I am very thankful I saw it and was able to capture it.
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10 Comments | Report
Merbert
 
Merbert September 01, 2016
Great shoot!!
Good foreground interest, Reflection.
Lots to discover. Well done.
Thanks for sharing
Norbert
BlueRidgeImagery
BlueRidgeImagery September 01, 2016
thank you very much! It was a great morning and took me a few shots to get the right composition.
Lesabre1954 PRO+
 
Lesabre1954 February 24, 2017
A very captivating photo. Beautiful!
BlueRidgeImagery
BlueRidgeImagery February 24, 2017
thank you very much!
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GAndersonPhotos August 23, 2017
I love this image!! One of the best I've seen so far :)
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Byronfairphotography September 02, 2017
Beautiful.
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 21, 2017
What a truly stunning shot.
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darrellgillenwater September 22, 2017
Awesome capture
Shutterbug_14
 
Shutterbug_14 May 11, 2018
Absolutely stunning photo!!
marcbaechtold PRO+
 
marcbaechtold May 14, 2018
cool photograph with nice details and good contrasts, keep shooting!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 09, 2018
Awesome
ChrisBrendemuhl PRO+
 
Love this!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this image at Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Time
I woke up at 3:30am so I could get to this location in time for sunrise.
Lighting
I took this image just before the sun popped up over the mountain ridges so I was able to capture the whole dynamic range in a singe image.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D800, with a Nikon 16-35mm f/4, on my Manfrotto 190PROCX4 Tripod. I also used my Nikon MC-36A cable release to make sure there was no camera shake and to make an exposer over 30 seconds.
Inspiration
For months I was planning my trip to Rocky Mountain NP and reaching the best locations for photography. I kept coming back to Bear Lake because it had such an outstanding view of Longs Peak.
Editing
Yes, I used Lightroom CC for basic color correction.
In my camera bag
Nikon D800, Nikon 7100, Nikon 70-200mm F/2.8, Nikon 16-35mm F/4, Sigma 35mm F/1.4, Nikon SB-910, Manfroto 190PROCX4 Tripod, Nikon MC-36A, Lee Big Stopper, B+W CP Filter Pocketwizards Plus III (x2).
Feedback
Make sure you wake up early to catch the best light. Use a tripod and a cable release to make sure there is no camera shake. Go to www.blueridgeimagery.com to check out more of my work

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