Sunset in Humphreys Basin

The sun sets over Cony Lake in Humphreys Basin following a series of afternoon hailstorms.
July 2011

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TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Aug 9, 2011 1:46 am - Voted 10/10

Impressive....

Impressive to say the least. Excellent capture! Every sunset is unique...thanks for sharing this one with all of us on SP. Happy Trails out there.
-TyeDyeTwins-

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Aug 9, 2011 12:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Impressive....

Thank you! I appreciate the comment, and you have submitted so many superb sunsets of your own.

I was out taking shots of the sunset over the lake, and it seemed the show was over... went down to sit by the tent and 5-10 minutes later this appeared. Had to get back up, and it only lasted 3-4 minutes, but it was worth it.

rdmc

rdmc - Aug 9, 2011 9:38 am - Voted 10/10

WOW!

Nothing completes a perfect day quite like one of these moments. :0)

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Aug 9, 2011 12:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: WOW!

Thank you so much for the comment. It was a great day... super climb in the morning, an afternoon hiding from the longest hailstorm I had ever been in within my tent, and then a nice calm evening.
Chad

SierraCJ

SierraCJ - Aug 9, 2011 10:21 am - Voted 10/10

Incredible shot!

Amazing combination of color, clouds and water. Well done! CJ

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Aug 9, 2011 12:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible shot!

Thanks CJ. The weather forcast for the weekend was not great, sometimes it pays to head out anyway eh?

Thanks again!
Chad

Mountainfriend

Mountainfriend - Aug 9, 2011 12:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Really Impressive!

Sunrays and reflex on the water... beautiful!!

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Aug 9, 2011 5:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Really Impressive!

Thanks for looking Mountainfriend. That evening, and the climb in the morning, really made the weekend worthwhile. Bad weather forecasts can yield good results!

RoyD

RoyD - Aug 9, 2011 1:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Congrats!

This is a really beautiful shot. It grabs you like you are at that place at that moment.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Aug 9, 2011 5:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congrats!

I was lucky to have the moment too. I camped there two nights, and considered moving the second night to a nearby location just for a new view. In the end my sloth paid out and I stayed put. Thanks Roy.
Chad

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Aug 9, 2011 5:27 pm - Voted 10/10

What a display!

I'll have to feature this one in the mountain lakes album. Great capture Mr. Chad!

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Aug 9, 2011 5:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a display!

Thanks for the compliment Mr. Lewis. And that's a great looking album... even better looking now! haha...

:-P

LungFruit

LungFruit - Aug 10, 2011 10:04 am - Voted 10/10

Mr Chad

So beautiful colours. I like so much to look at your photos.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Aug 10, 2011 12:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Mr Chad

Thanks LungFruit, I enjoy taking them too. I am glad you enjoy them.
Chad

anita

anita - Aug 10, 2011 10:13 am - Voted 10/10

great

stuff, as usual. sure, it's not a picture of your pants, but it's still some fine photography, and terrific scenery.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Aug 10, 2011 12:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: great

lols... something for the future... It was a great place to go for an iffy weather forecast. Thanks anita!

PellucidWombat

PellucidWombat - Aug 10, 2011 2:00 pm - Voted 10/10

No wind!

Nice to have the water so perfectly still :-)

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Aug 10, 2011 4:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: No wind!

You betcha. Sometimes a little luck goes a long way eh?

(or a lot of luck)

slowbutsteady

slowbutsteady - Aug 10, 2011 2:07 pm - Voted 10/10

almost tropical

This wonderful image almost appears to be in a tropical setting with a giant palm tree in upper right.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Aug 10, 2011 4:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: almost tropical

Haha... I see what you're saying, but I was bundled up in all of my fleece at the time, surrounded by ice pellets from the hailstorm...

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