I am lucky to live within a few hours drive of Glacier National Park and I try to visit as much as I can. Being a Montana native, I spend most of my time in the park in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall to avoid the bulk of the park visitation.
On this occasion I arrived on a fall day about 2 hours before sunrise and was happy to see that the wind was going to work in my favor and Swiftcurrent Lake was almost like glass, reflecting Grinnell Point beautifully. I took a few shots while it was still dark to the naked eye and I could see there was a layer of high, wispy clouds in the frame. As the sunrise progressed, those clouds caught the start of the sunrise colors adding just the touch I was looking for.