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   Sierras, Mt Whitney

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I hiked into the high Sierras with my 100 lb pack not knowing if I would be able to take any photographs, since there was a large controlled burn a few days earlier.  The skies were very smoky.  After a few days, the skies cleared, but just enough smoke remained to make fantastic sunsets.  This scene after sunset, with 3 14,000 foot mountains reflecting the pink and orange afterglow of the sunset.  The tree trunks throughout the picture also pick up this special light.

 

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Last modified: 04/26/05