Sunset Blush-Last Light on Mount Princeton

The last light of the day streams down a mountain valley and brushes the top of towering Mount Princeton outside of Buena Vista, Colorado.
The last light of the day streams down a mountain valley and brushes the top of towering Mount Princeton outside of Buena Vista, Colorado.

I couldn’t resist stepping out the back of my house last weekend to capture this gorgeous sunset. It was a typical summer day in the mountains. The morning started out with clear blue skies which soon gave way to the puffy clouds that build up over the Continental Divide. By afternoon the skies were fairly overcast with an occasionalshower here and there. An hour before sunset I couldn’t even make out Mount Princeton through the cloud cover, but as quickly as they came, the clouds started to break up and move off to the east. By the time the sun was setting, there was an opening to the west which let light stream down the mountain valley and paint the sides of the peak a soft pink. I managed to take a couple sets of panoramic images before the light was gone and the Mount Princeton was dark. What a beautiful sunset!

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4 thoughts on “Sunset Blush-Last Light on Mount Princeton”

  1. Not a bad backyard you have there Monte. I think I would be in a lawn chair with a tripod next to me every night, maybe with a glass of something also to help celebrate the scenery.

  2. Fantastic image, Monte! I don’t usually go for sunset shots (mainly because they seem to be so ubiquitous) but this one is a real winner. I love the painterly quality to it… it really looks like a landscape in oils. Great that you can make these kinds of pictures in your back yard! Cheers, Nat

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