Early Morning, Early Spring

I posted this image on FB and got a quite a few "likes" which surprised me because this image has a fatal flaw—bland light. The composition is great but the light is the opposite of great--it stinks! What happened was this is an early morning shot before the sun rises, on the left, out of the frame is about forty more elk and I thought I might be able to sneak to the left and set up again before the sun turned the sky and mountain a beautiful shade of pink but of course what actually happened is I spooked the herd and as I set up in the new location they all walk off and then the sun came up giving me the glorious sunrise light but after all the elk were gone.

The great shot belongs to the patient, which was not me on this morning.