This is looking North, directly away from one of the most amazing sunrises I have ever seen in Seward – the same morning of my recent post on sunrise over Resurrection Bay. This has to be the most dramatic, colorful alpenglow I have ever seen.
I must confess, I have often mis-used the word alpenglow. Thanks to blog reader Aaron for setting me straight on my welcome home post. As Aaron pointed out, and further research confirmed, alpengow is the pink glow you see while the sun is still below the horizon. There can not be a direct path of light from the sun to the mountain. So that red / orange light shinning on snow caped peaks at the beginning or end of the day isn’t really alpenglow – I have been mis-identifying it for years. I don’t know what it is called – sweet mountain light I guess.
This is pretty much straight out of the camera. I added a little contrast to the mid-tones, but I didn’t add any color or saturation.