Franconia Notch State Park, NH
Sunset Alpenglow on Franconia Ridge
I've had mixed luck photographing sunset from Lonesome Lake. Last winter, I hiked up to the lake and froze my butt off waiting for a completely cloudy sunset. I was able to take one of my favorite mountain panoramas during blue hour, but the alpenglow and golden clouds I was hoping for never materialized.
This winter, I was descending from the summit of Cannon Mountain with no plans to stop at the lake. The Kinsman Ridge trail was a literal frozen waterfall so I was traveling much slower than normal. When I got to Lonesome Lake, the faintest hint of alpenglow was glimmering on Mount Lafayette. I decided to stay and, although the sky was almost cloudless, I did get to see this beautiful soft glow on the high peaks of Franconia Ridge.
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