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Crispy Predawn near Banff (12)
Shoot_Score Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
... aka Early Awakening ...

Three years and one month ago, we had left Calgary before the sun was up for a trip to British Columbia. By the time we had reached the Rockies the first light of day was starting to hit the snow-covered mountain-tops. A slight colouration of the lower clouds also added to the feeling of daybreak. It was still very chilly, and the moon dead ahead in the almost clear Westerly sky added to the feeling of the crisp coldness.

When I saw this scene, I pulled over, got out of the car, shivered, waited for the other vehicles to disappear down the road, shivered again, shot the photo and moved on... Brrr, I needed a cuppa coffee!
Sometimes Nature - although spectacular - is not that inviting ...

We're in the Banff National Park here. The sun is just starting to rise behind us and is hitting the mountains in front of us, which are in the West, where we also see the moon, which forgot to set early!

PS Peter Stoekle mentioned that the original post only used abt 50Kb of the avaiable 200Kb; I reworked this post accordingly.

PS2 I also put a WS version up, which includes some aspects I like, but makes the sky brighter than I recall it...

Altered Image #1

Shoot_Score Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Brighten View
Edited by:Shoot_Score Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)

Wee sharpening
Wee adjustment of light and colour-palette