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"Purple Over Bear"

Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Bear Lake is one of the best places in Rocky Mountain National Park to enjoy autumn. Here you can find colorful aspen leaves with a beautiful view of Longs Peak. On this evening I sat and waited for a dramatic sunset but nothing happened. As I began my walk out, the clouds above began to glow with amazing shades of purple. I had to race to find a composition and capture it before the light was gone. It didn't last long, but it was magical!

Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.

Image #: 18439 Date: September 23, 2008
Camera: Canon 5D Camera Settings: Tripod, 0.9 GND, 17-40 F4L
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