Alpine Layers

Dawn light paints the morning sky above the Austrian Alps with the Italian Dolomites on the horizon. (c) 2015 Tom Kelly There's good reason to be up pre-dawn to be on a mountain top at sunrise! On this late October morning, weather was crisp with just a touch of haze. As I made my way to the top of the Rettenbach Glacier high above Soelden, Austria, the sunrise pastels framed the Italian Dolomites nearly a hundred miles away, with each successive mountain range from Austria over to Italy taking on a mystical aura. I've been atop this glacier a dozen times and have never seen such vivid color or distinctness to the jagged peaks in Italy some distance away. Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikkor 70-200 ISO: 200 Shutter: 1/800 Aperture: f 11.0  
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