Summer wildflowers and sunset alpenglow at Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Initially, the conditions on this particular evening were not looking very promising. The thick clouds on the western horizon were blocking all of the direct light from hitting the mountain. Just a few moments before the sun actually set, it popped out from beneath the clouds and hit the mountain with some nice magenta alpenglow. The light only lasted about about a minute, but luckily I had my comp all picked out and was just waiting for the light.

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