Soft Morning Alpenglow Print
Have you ever marveled at the color of the mountains when the sun is just beginning to peek over the horizon? For a little while at dawn, the highest peaks are illuminated by the soft morning light reflected through atmospheric particles giving the mountains a magical glow. The alpenglow!
In late spring I was out for my morning walk and saw this beautiful scene over the Rockies. The very top of Mount Evans and the surrounding peaks were a delicate gold, transitioning down the mountain sides to coral, pink, and violet. The colors were simply amazing on the snow-capped front range!
It was a morning with low cloud cover hovering right above the horizon with subtle rays of light that seemed to extend into the clouds from the glow of the peaks. I could hardly believe my eyes! The magic lasted only a few minutes, and then it was gone. Yet the scene was so awesome that I wanted to share, and the image Soft Morning Alpenglow was born.
So the next time you see the mountains illuminated in their soft morning alpenglow, stop and let yourself take it all in for just a few moments...and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Image dimensions are approximately 10.25" x 14.25". (Hover over image to magnify.)