Sunset over St. Mary Lake and Wild Goose Island, August 2011. I started to shoot an HDR, and have about 100 bracketed shots from 5-6 locations but in the end i decided on this one. My grad ND's gives a slight purple color cast and it actually worked out great in this shot for the sky.
I live in Montana and even though this is a 6 hour drive from home, I was able to pre-plan this shot a little. I was there for a week so I had a good idea about the time, and that the weather had been a bit stormy all week. The location is well known and its 20ft from the road, Get there, setup, and just wait. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done differently, but I was in a hurry to get the image in the bag. Next time I'll try to get this on a big ole piece of 4x5 Velvia.