Whenever you have clouds over Mt. Washington which is in New Hampshire’s White Mountain’s and the White Mountain National Forest you will get better results than if the sky is clear. The clouds help funnel the early morning light on the mountains giving great Alpine Glow Light. This sunrise was special because we had two layers of clouds, this helped produce more contrast. The nights snow storm produced wet snow which coated the trees on the mountain in the foreground. When I shot with a telephoto lens I lock up the mirror to reduce camera shake, this will give you a sharper image.