I have been wanting to photograph a few areas on the Lower Unit while the wildflowers are still abundant, however. Evening rainstorms, and inaccurate guesses about the exact distance to the destination, caused my brother and I to fall short of our hopeful location. So, in deciding the sunset was going to be a dud, we hung out upon some interesting rocks and smoked on our Meerschaum pipes, watching the lightening weave through the clouds at a distance.
As sunset crept closer, a gentle glow began to illuminate with intensity, slowly engulfing the western sky. Soon the horizon was seemingly in a blaze. The falling rain soaked up the fiery hues, creating an illusion that a magnificent fire lie directly to the west.
Luckily the storm passed just to our north and we were able to make it out with out getting drenched.
This log provided the perfect foreground focus for my new Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5. Also, it allowed me to try out my flash to illuminate the foreground since I was facing towards the sunset. Doing that really helps to give detail and pop back to the photo.
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