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Alpenglow, Mt. Whitney and the Alabama Hills

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 30 January 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Mt. Whitney's extreme elevation above the Alabama Hills to the east places it smack in the middle of the pink band we often see above the horizon shortly before sunrise. Known as "alpenglow," the pink cast makes Mt. Whitney a singularly beautiful sunrise subject. Over on WordPress I write a bit more about alpenglow in general, and this image in particular.

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Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

HOLY COW!!! (Not very elegant of me, but that is the first thing that popped into my head!) This is so dramatic and moody, I just love it!

30 Jan 2012 5:05am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Wowza! Not very elegant of me either - but what the heck. Layers of goodness and drama!

30 Jan 2012 5:07am

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30 Jan 2012 7:31am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a staggering sight this makes . . like seeing Creation !

30 Jan 2012 8:34am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Excellent !

30 Jan 2012 10:17am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

wonderful it!

30 Jan 2012 1:46pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

beautiful color and contrasts

30 Jan 2012 4:24pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I have to agree with Ronnie- this is like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gary...This is just incredibly beautiufl sir. I would not know how to describe it in an emotional sense other than to say it is amazing and magnificent allat once. What a breathtaking and exhilerating feeling you must have had while composing and photographing this! Gary this has got to be in the top of the most amazing, fantastic and beautiful emages ever! The variations in tone and clour from the Alabama rocks onto the lower Sierra Nevada peaks and ending with Whitney at the top, all combined here, just overpower me as I look at it...What a wonderful and fantastic image sir...Bravo Gary, just Bravo!

30 Jan 2012 5:46pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

An amazing image, superb layers and colours

30 Jan 2012 5:56pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Denny Jump sent me and I'm very glad he did. What a wonderful image, truly magnificent

30 Jan 2012 6:04pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful!

30 Jan 2012 11:09pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

amazing photo! as always superb work on the composition and exposure! i love the different and so detailed layers of rock building up to the wonderful glow at the top!

31 Jan 2012 2:46am

Mike from California, United States

Beautiful color in this one Gary...I like the color/tone contrast of the foreground rocks vs. the rest of the scene.

31 Jan 2012 2:47am

Maria from California, United States

very nice....unique scene

31 Jan 2012 3:09am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Stunning, but surreal!

1 Feb 2012 7:10am

Babzy from Besançon, France

Magic !!!! I love it !

1 Feb 2012 12:33pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beauty!

3 Feb 2012 5:39pm

Sandrine from Houston, United States

Very cool...and Hot!

10 Feb 2012 3:27am