Taken on top of Vail Resorts near Chair #11(Colorado). I worked here for the winter season of 2003-04. My place of business is off the distance in this photo. My job required me to be on top of the mountain every morning before the sun had risen. We often sat here waiting for the sun to rise just so we could warm up a little, but my photos that were taken in this spot are priceless to me. The skiers in the photo are the lift operators getting on their way to open the next lift for us (what a pity they didnt stay with me to continue watching this marvel).
This photo is the proudest moment of my life. When ever I feel down or sad I close my eyes to remember this moment.
There were alot of people there that day and it seemed that I was the only lucky one with a camera. It was a very cold morning and I destinctly remember how warm the sun was as soon as it came up.
And in case you are wondering………. NO it is not manipulated at all.