The first light of dawn anounces the arrival of a new day on Lake McDonald, in Glacier National Park, Montana. (Note cards available here.)
Behind the lens.
Watching dawn's early light is my big payoff for working through the night. Its arrival usually means that the photographing (star trails, moon, etc.) is over. But on this day, I worked late. When the horizon was barely visible, I created this time exposure using my headlamp to "paint" light back and forth across the colorful stones in the shallow water along the shore. The result is one of Tracy's favorite photographs (and it's always a good idea to please one's wife!).
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