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Golden Hour
  • Golden Hour

    Photographers often refer to the first and last hour of daylight  as the "Golden Hour."  That is because the sun shines a glorious golden hue on the landscape when it is low in the sky.  This is a photograph of Emigrant peak, rising above the Yellowstone River, in Montana's Paradise valley.   I loved how the dappled sidelight danced on Emigrant peak. The translucent Cottonwood leaves were ablaze with prime fall color, and the clouds were still clinging to the peak as a storm cleared to reveal a dusting of fresh snow above treeline.  If you look closely, you can see a couple of intrepid fishermen, testing their luck on one of Montana's famous blue ribbon trout streams.  Fun Fact:  The Yellowstone River originates in Yellowstone National Park, and is the longest free flowing river (no dams) in the lower 48 United States.

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