Landscape - Mike Payne
Fall Aspen Grove


Sunrise on Capitol Peak

When I got here I could hardly see anything through the heavy fog that blanketed the valley, so I stayed the night in hopes of getting the sunrise. It proceeded to rain, hail, and snow all night. I woke up to a clearer scene and tried to set up from a wet hillside covered in aspens, slipped and fell into some bear shit, and just decided it wasn't working. The sky wasn't doing much either, but as soon as I got to this spot everything just came together for a minute. It's nice when patience pays off.

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