New on 500px : RED LIGHT MOMENTS by EdwinMartinez by EdwinMartinez

Canmore, Alberta Canada | March 2014

Another shot from Canmore, Alberta. The mountains on the photo is made up of three peaks namely; Ship’s Prow, Ehegay Nakoda and Haling Peak. This is a shot I made when the sun was beginning to rise and it’s first light showering the peaks a phenomena often called Alpen Glow.

As per wikipedia –

ALPEN GLOW is an optical phenomenon in which a horizontal red glowing band is observed on the horizon opposite to the sun. This effect occurs when the Sun is just below the horizon. Alpenglow is easiest to observe when mountains are illuminated but can also be observed when the sky is illuminated through backscattering.

Since the Sun is below the horizon, there is no direct path for the light to reach the mountain. Instead, light reflects off airborne snow, water, or ice particles low in the atmosphere. These conditions differentiate between a normal sunrise or sunset and alpenglow.

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