The elusive red light of dawn on the Ten Peaks

Red dawn above Moraine Lake - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII camera with a Canon 17-40mm lens: 2 seconds at f/22 on ISO 100

I enjoy photographing the landscapes around Moraine Lake and realized it had been almost a year since I went up and waited for sunrise there.  I clambered up the moraine, the geological rock pile at the eastern edge of the lake, near the end of August and shared a beautiful dawn with a few other people spread out along the pathways.

Painting the peaks - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII camera with a Canon 17-40mm lens: 4 tenths of a second at f/11 on ISO 100

Under a full moon at Moraine - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII camera with a Canon 17-40mm lens: 2.5 seconds at f/20 on ISO 50

On this visit to the Valley of the Ten Peaks, a cloudless sky to the east allowed the early sunlight open passage to the mountains above the lake.  They did their part and caught the red ribbons wonderfully.

Light and dark among the Ten Peaks - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII camera with a Canon 24-105mm lens: 1/13th of a second at f/11 on ISO 100

Even after the light had cooled there were still interesting images to be found around the valley.

6 responses

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Could I ask you for your settings? I’m sure you used a tripod, but what about the rest (f-stops, shutter speed, etc.)?

    September 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    • Hi Svetlana,

      I’ve updated the settings on the images. And you are right, I used a tripod.

      Cheers,

      Chris

      September 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm

  2. Excellent timing, and the shots are great!

    September 2, 2013 at 2:50 pm

  3. Very nice Chris! I am a big fan and proponent of sunrise shots and try to get them as often as possible, particularly when they involve water and mountains.

    September 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

  4. Wow, that’s absolutely amazing! A fantastic capture just in the right moment!

    September 2, 2013 at 2:18 am

  5. Just gorgeous … One of the prettiest images I’ve seen of Moraine Lake … Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    September 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm

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