On that first morning the sun came up in its usual fashion with predawn light painting the skies pink over the mountains and finally about 20 minutes later painting the peaks in full light. It would have been a perfect chance to get the "shot", but unfortunately there were no clouds and the resulting images were not very dramatic. With my new location in mind, I made my way back to the same spot on four more occasions over my time in the park. All were a bust, except for my last visit at sunset on the last full day of the trip. Late that afternoon a storm had begun to develop in the mountains and I thought this might just be my best chance to capture an image with drama and power from the lake. I made my way down with plenty of time to spare and found my composition, set up and waited. All the while hoping that there was a gap on the western horizon and a chance for dramatic light. There was and I ended the trip on a high note. More to come, so stay tuned!
Tech details: Nikon D700, 14-24mm @ F14. Three exposure hand blend in PS5.