A friend asked me to read and edit a short story for fun. I was just wondering if he was correct when he wrote this.
Its dazzling rays of resplendent, golden sunshine spread far and wide, across the magnificent purple sky. The light peaked the tallest mountain, making a beautiful contrast between gleaming white snow and the violet sky, emanating a powerful glow. The sheer awesomeness and force of the strange energy seemingly reached down to the heavens.
In the above paragraph, the word emanating is in bold. The definition of emanating is to come from a source.
If the word emanating is referring to a source, what would be the source? Originally, I thought the source was the light, but now I think that the emanation is from the contrast of the violet sky, gleaming white snow, and dazzling rays of sunlight.
What is the source of the emanation, and is emanating used properly?