Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Great Basin National Park, Nevada

The cirque you're looking at is nearly 12,000 feet high. The amount of ice that developed on this lake during a cold night in late June was unexpected. It forced me to change my composition from what I had pre-scouted the day before. The patterns in the ice were extremely mesmerizing and I used them here as a leading line into the scene of frozen reflections, snow, and playful light. It turned out to be a very overcast day and we were fortunate to get such a clean alpenglow at sunrise. Photo © copyright by Michael Greene.