22 Feb 17 Returning back from Yellowstone we arrived in Wenatchee in the dark, from whence we had departed, so I elected to spend the night with friends and drive home the next day in daylight. I didn't realize how confusing it was going to be getting out of the town via my chosen path; it took me over 20 minutes plus a phone call to get it accomplished. I slept in a bit that morning and missed the sunrise, but was told it was spectacular. I have to take our friend's word for it as I obviously didn't see it, but if what I did see (attached) is any indication it must have been something else! This is the view from the front of their house, be it the living room or kitchen! Hard to imagine how it must be to see such beauty on a daily basis. The evening before we departed on the trip I also spent the evening with them. For most of my visit that evening it had been snowing heavily, but it suddenly began to subside - after sunset - and it was as though I was watching a time lapse of the city lights coming on. Truly a treat that would not have been possible without the inclement weather. You won't get to enjoy that part of my visit, but you hopefully will the morning vista. You are looking at the Chumstick range on the left and Stuart range on the right of the Cascade Mountains.
The image is an 11 frame pano that I've stitched together and other than a small amount of lighting adjustment to get all 11 frames equally balanced, plus the stitching together of the frames, this is a straight from the camera shot. Nikon D500; aperture priority; ISO 400; 1/640 sec @ f / 7.1.
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