"Lake Of Romance" - Lake Brainard in Colorado comes alive in the morning sunlight as the alpenglow hits the peaks of Indian Peaks Wilderness. I know a lot of photographers tend to get depressed, mad, upset if they wake up at 3am to get on location to shoot first light only to have no clouds at all. Not I and I think this shot demonstrates why exactly. We literally raced to the top of Lake Brainard here in Colorado to get there in time as I saw the sunlight slowly starting to make it's presence known and I bolted the minute the car was parked, scrambling for my gear, bolting on my filters, waiting for the light to just absolutely pop, and pop it did. The reds were so incredibly saturated that I actually had to dumb them down inside Lightroom some. I loved how sky the blue was this past Saturday morning and how the reflection of the peaks and the color it turned the water just went crazy. I froze my butt off (won't be shooting in the AM again this year without gloves) but wow was it worth it!

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