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"Purple Over Bear"

Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

I had just given up on shooting sunset at Bear Lake amongst the aspen and was making my way back down to the lake. When I was about half way down, the sky began to turn brilliant shades of red and purple. I scrambled up to the top of a large boulder and tried to find the best composition I could to capture something of this amazing light which happened about 15 minutes after sunset.

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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