Mt. Hood from Mirror Lake · Mt. Hood National Forest · Government Camp · Oregon · USA
I’m no fan of early starts and certainly none that allow me to put in a wakeup call to the rooster, but it was well worth it to see the goddesses Wy’East (Mt. Hood) and Venus hold court above Mirror Lake in some gorgeous pre-dawn twilight. Most shots I’ve seen of Mt. Hood from Mirror Lake cast her in setting light or alpenglow (guilty as charged…), but watching such resplendent morning light unfold and multiply upon itself is unmatched for dramatic beauty in my book.