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Here's 3 pics taken from the High Uintas Henry's Fork Basin looking towards Gilbert Peak over a timespan of about 20 minutes. The pictures were taken at sundown with a cheap pocket film camera. The light cast on the eastern horizon just as the sun falls behind the westward mountains is called alpenglow.

I'm lookin for a place to spend the night.
Things start to get a weird color:


The sun just falls behind Mount Powell to the west and a tiny slice of the sun is glowing yellow/orange on Gilbert:


2 minutes later:


In another 2 or 3 minutes it will be over. The film photos are more dramatic. These versions have lost some gusto in the scanner.
 

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Thats awesome.... beautiful picture in that last shot... so that glow only stays for like five minutes or so and then it goes back to dark?
 

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Riverrat77 said:
Thats awesome.... beautiful picture in that last shot... so that glow only stays for like five minutes or so and then it goes back to dark?
5 minutes or less. Will happen in morning too, but not as dramatic.
 

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Very interesting.

I have seen this phenomenon on many an occasoin, but had never heard it called alpenglow. Thanks for the new word.

Nice pictures.
 
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