My alarm went off at 4 am. I made a quick cup of coffee, packed my gear and headed straight into the mountains. A storm had made its way through the area leaving a fresh white blanket of snow, creating a picturesque winter wonderland. Soft clouds came into the frame and hung by the mountains. As the sun rose, the clouds lit up, and the show begun. The scene was out of a fairy tale, it was a dream. The mountains, the lake, the trees, the colors.... everything came together perfectly. I took a few shots, and then took a step away from the camera to enjoy and take it all in. I was overwhelmed with appreciation for the beauty in front of me. I stared deep into the mountains, as if they can hear and feel me and all I could say in thanks was "Good Morning Glory!"

- Ross Lipson