All but two of the twilight reflections presented here were captured in 2016 at three locations: a beaver pond at Dolly Sods, the Blackwater River and a wetland in Canaan Valley.
Beaver Pond at Dolly Sods
Beaver ponds come and go. This is especially the case at this location Forest Road 75. The photo above was captured in 1990 not long before the dam was drained to prevent road wash out.
Canaan Valley wetland at the north end of Canaan Valley
Warm colors emerging early in the morning twilight period.
The next three photos were captured during the evening twilight period on September 12, 2016. Cloud reflection colors change rapidly during the twilight period.
This is the only other photo not captured in 2016.
This is the most unusual light I have observed at this wetland. The pink alpenglow is reflected in the textured ice of the lake.
The warm reflected colors are from light projected from an alpenglow that is not included in the photo. Nature quite often presents abstract compositional possibilities.
The ground fog leads the eye to the wetland grasses.
Cloud patterns often have the feeling of brushstrokes.
I especially like the frozen ripples along the wetland shore line.
Morning and evening twilight experiences are better than the photographs. I consider it a privilege to have experienced so much beauty in just one year.