This is a photo I took today while out trying to paint this en plein-air. I did manage a 9 x 12 painting----- and do feel it will help me as I try to plan for a much larger piece. Problems arise, and questions need to be answered however. I plan to paint a version of this about 16 x 20 on a Ampersand grey pastel bord have spent about 2 hours this morning looking, and painting and seeing it for today's light. The wind came up, supposed to really blow today, but I got picked up easily. I am wanting to show its size- - - - and where it sits in our Alpine County landscape. I needed to know for myself! You see, this is a piece that a local group wants painted to give as a wedding gift for a young woman who grew up here, but now lives in The San Fransisco area, and is getting married soon. Nice Idea, I know- - - now if I can manage it! I have been up here several times to get a feel for it, taken photos' and done drawings in pencil and charcoal. I have seen it on cloudy days and sunny days, in snow, and with spring trying to show itself. I am amazed at how large these bluffs are!! This sits very near Raymond Peak, which is a little over 10 thousand feet- - -I am sure this is very close , and its known as Thornburg Peak for a well know family with roots going back to the 1800's, and the lady who is marring is from this family. No pressure here!!