As mentioned in the previous post, I was up the other day for sunrise at a nice spot I had all to myself on the Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. I was set up just in time to see my first, true alpenglow hitting the Grand Teton and the clouds above it, as captured in this panorama.
Many people mistakenly assume that alpenglow is simply the pink light in the first or last light of the day hitting the highest peaks. It’s actually a bit more of a relatively rare phenomenon. True alpenglow is when the first or last light of the day is actually reflecting off of clouds and onto the highest peaks so that they’re lit in a pink-ish/purple glow by completely indirect light.