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Sunset at Lake McDonald

Sunset at Lake McDonald

The Shot

A sunset at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park is a favorite subject for many photographers. There were many on hand this particular summer evening in late June. The distant thunderheads beyond the mountains highlighted by the setting sun added much drama to the view and contrasted sharply with the dark mountains. The shot was taken by a Nikon D800 with a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens mounted on a Manfrotto tripod at aperture prefered f16.0 at 1/30th.

The Spot

A sunset at Lake McDonald easily can be shot from many locations along the lake. This particular shot was taken on the beach at Apgar Village on the west side of the park. Apgar Village is found on the south end of the lake near the West Glacier entrance.