I thought I would try again this morning to do the time lapse of the sunrise at Upper Beaver Meadows. The skies were clear to the west and north, but not to the east. That meant that clouds could obscure the early light and thwart the project. But, I headed out anyway, found a good spot, then set up my camera.
It was slow going at first. The sun had obviously come up, but there was no light yet on the continental divide. After a while, hints of light graced Long’s Peak. The light danced a bit on that prominent feature, then subsided. A short while later, it came back, working its way along the peaks from Hallett down to Long’s. After a while, the sun commanded the landscape, and its golden light came down to the meadows. Time to grab the camera and move on.
I wanted to spend a bit of time working around the Montane areas, seeking the meadows and Ponderosa pine groves. I simply worked back and forth between Upper Beaver Meadows and Hidden Valley, looking for things that caught my eye. By 8:00, though, the light was getting harsh and it was time to pack it up for the morning.
The rest of the day will be errands (I have to run into Boulder to pick up a bivy I ordered), preparing for and delivering my presentation this evening at 7:30 at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center auditorium. The subject will be what I have gained, and contributed, from my three very different experiences as an artist-in-residence in the National Park Service.