My day began at 5am for the one hour drive to my photo location. On the way, I entered a heavy fog and wondered if I should turn back. I slowed my speed due to poor visibility. As I drove the fog cleared, but rolled in again. I arrived at my location in the snow and light fog about an hour still before sunrise. The sky was just beginning to fill with hints of color filtering though the cool fog. I knew immediately this light was special! Normally we see these beautifully colored clouds in the sky at sunrise or sunset. In this case I was in one of those clouds! It felt like heaven. Except is was 5 degrees F.
I stayed there for over an hour as the fog rolled in and out and the colors shifted.
I have since noted the purple-pink-violet clouds high above during a Sierra sunrise or sunset on other winter days.
I took this last photo (below) at 7:25 AM. The amazing light had flattened. I headed down the road to search form more photo opportunities. This morning was the highlight of a week of travel.
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