Mount Whitney Pink Glow

Current Stock:
January 1995
Sequoia National Park, California
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Storms plagued the High Sierra in January of 1995. On the first clear morning in 19 days, I awoke at 4:00 A.M. and drove down highway 395 to Lone Pine. Then I drove in 4WD up the Whitney Portal road until the truck was stuck, and set the camera next to the tailgate! I composed this image from above the Alabama Hills, maybe half way up the road to Whitney Portal. The great distance required the use of a very long telephoto lens. I had made an attempt at this shot a couple of weeks earlier, but the alpenglow light just did not happen. But here the light was some of cleanest and best alpenglow that I have ever witnessed in the Sierra Nevada.