Sunset behind Burke Mountain

sunset behind burke mountain

Sometimes the shots you think you will like from a trip fall to the bottom of the pile pretty quickly. A few weeks ago I was out near Pitt Lake hoping for some good sunset alpenglow on Mt. Blandshard (aka the ‘Golden Ears’). Burke Mountain ate up a lot of the direct light when the sun went low in the sky, and clouds obscured the top of the Mt. Blandshard peaks. What resulted was a rather bland panorama. Two years ago I would have been happy with it, but now I know it is a throwaway more or less – not bad but nothing special about it.

This was one of those times when suddenly the light just goes away. Turning around I saw the scene above – dark clouds with nice orange colours underneath. Thankfully I have just enough zoom in the 70-200 to show the detail of the treetops which I think adds extra dimension to the shot.

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3 Responses to “Sunset behind Burke Mountain”

  1. I know what you mean, sometimes what looks like it should be a great shot just kind of fizzles and the shots that you think might not work turn out great. This shot is great. I love the tree detail in it. Thanks for sharing, I enjoy your work.

  2. Claus Petersen says:

    Amazing sky you have captured here, it really makes a nice contrast to the dark trees.

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