The good news is I convinced Jeremy Cram and Brian Kibbons to wake up early and make the 12 hour drive to Glacier in time to catch sunset. The bad news is the dense cloud layer, which was soon forecasted to turn to days on end of blue, was quickly breaking up. From the time they rolled into the parking lot at Logan Pass until we finished the short hike up to these cascades, the cloud cover went from about 50% to 20% or less. By the time the sun actually set the clouds were gone—one of the fastest cloud break ups I’ve ever seen. This was one of the first comps form that night. Most of the others are completely cloudless. Although there are a few clouds wrapping around Mt. Clements, the strong backlighting was a formidable opponent to control for and balance in post. I didn’t really think much of the RAW file until I decided to process it recently. Pretty glad I did.

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