The morning I took this photo, I was the only photographer out on the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake for a long time. The gale winds whipping across the lake might have had something to do with it. I had the heavy tripod and ducked into the lee of the hotel; no amount of ballast would have given a sharp shot out in the open. Luckily, the clouds lit up favorably in the only direction that worked with the wind. Amazingly beautiful color peaked 27 minutes prior to this shot. (I’m working on a panorama I made at that time.) The sky went quiet for a few minutes, then the light play among the clouds broke through for a good half hour. I like this one, and many others. The lesson is to be there early and then stay put to see what happens. Sometimes I get lucky.