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Mount Fitz Roy reaches into the sky below a deep morning sky as night starts fading and blood-red alpenglow casts a burning glow on it's sheer rock faces. I've never seen such a natural contrast of red and blue, or such a deep blue. The blue was caused by a thick layer of high clouds over the mountain.

I left camp Poincenot at 4am to get to Lago del los Tres in time for the moonset at 6am. Once there I quickly found a nice foreground or two and started shooting and I got several long exposures as well as a milkyway image or two. Once most of the stars had faded, the alpenglow started an amazing light show that lasted more than two hours, chaning from reds and blue to orange to pink. Once the direct light hit it made unbelievable bronze/metallic tones in the water which I will post in good time!Check the exif to get an idea of how early this alpenglow started. If you look closely you'll see a star or two in the sky.

D800, 14-24mm, f/13. ISO200, 195s.

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