Mt Shuksan Reflection in Picture Lake, Sep ’11
#2 of the series (see #1 here for a different version). Camped at Silver Fir campground (just about the right distance ~10 miles from Picture Lake to drive early morning) thanks to the folks who didnt show up on their reservation, for otherwise everything was booked in the vicinity.
This composition has less of the sky and more of the foreground. Pre-sunrise dawn colors can be truly amazing and if only you can force yourself to get out of warm bed (sleeping bag in this case). It’s a hit and miss though : a similar attempt at Rainier last year had been a dismal failure