So here’s Mount Drum at 4:40am. A far better sight than I am at that time in the morning, trust me!
I got up and headed out early, but not early enough to catch the color in the sky around 4:15 – the clouds glowed a fiery pink, and I was still putting layer after layer of clothes on. It was pretty chilly this morning. I shot this photo of Mount Drum maybe 50 yards from out little kitchen – the unusually heavy rainfall left a number of small ponds and pondlets scattered across the high tundra, giving me something as a foreground for this photo.
I took a few quick compositions, then headed across the tundra for something else as a foreground, and it was amazing how much the light changed in a few short minutes.
Mount Drum is typically shot from the north face, or the southwest face – we were a little east of it here, and the high peak caught the morning rays nicely.