maryjocox
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Sunrise on Lake McDonald



This was an early morning sunrise on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.

This was an early morning sunrise on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at sunrise in the fall at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.
Time
The photo was taken at 6 am during a very cold morning in Glacier National Park. The air was frigid and snow was forming at high elevations. I had to stay out there to get this shot since the sun/color was changing rapidly.
Lighting
This was a very spiritual time of the day since the light was so beautiful during the sunrise. The pinks, oranges and blues were immaculate.
Equipment
This was shot using the following equipment: Canon 7D Mark II, tripod, and the 24-105 mm lens.
Inspiration
I was inspired by the colors of the sky in addition to the mountains in the background and the driftwood in the foreground.
Editing
I did minimal post processing in Lightroom. In post, I did some sharpening and a bit of saturation. The photo was taken in RAW so some post was needed.
In my camera bag
I normally photograph wildlife so I carry the 100-400 mm lens, the 70-200 mm lens and the Canon 1DX Mark II body. I also always have the 24-105 in my bag for doing landscape shots.
Feedback
When doing a sunrise, make sure you are at the location before the sun comes up. Always check the night before if there is a chance of clouds/rain. Clouds add to a beautiful sunrise. Also, have patience and take lots of shots as the colors change. It happens fast so you can never have enough shots.

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