Long after the hikers have left the trails, I had set up to take some night shots and try to light paint this entire mountain. Little did I realize, a very bright half moon was going to rise behind the mountain and illuminate the mountain. Combined with the late twilight colors and distant city lights. The sky exploded with shades of orange and purple after a three minute exposure. The mountains glowed in a bronze hue and the streaking clouds and stars created a dreamlike atmosphere. It's rare I see night shots taken at this location, so I wanted to take a try at it.