The sun was already cresting the horizon.
Things were moving fast and I felt lucky to find this lodgepole pine tree to use as a focal point for the images.
By changing my location and staying low I was able to take advantage of the beautiful color and light.
All and all I was pretty happy with what I did silhouetting the pine tree.
Just down the road I found some more trees, but the sun was getting pretty high by then.
Lucky for me, the steam from the thermal features really helped to make interesting images.
Finally, I worked my way further along the lake to one of my favorite views. I keep going back to these lodgepole pines year after year and they're always good.