Sunday, January 3, 2010

Winter Sunset in the Wasatch

There are those times when you are just lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time. I sometimes wonder if being a good photographer is just 90% showing up at the right time and place. I have a friend who can take a picture of the side of her house and have it be a masterpiece. I love looking at her pictures and seeing for the first time what she sees all the time. For me though, I have been privileged to be in a few places at the right time. This was one of those times. We were outside and I happened to notice that the bark of the aspen trees had turned a luminous amber color. I knew that behind me something had to be producing that kind of light. I hiked to the top of this snow covered ridge and was greeted by this sunset over Mount Timpanogos. I wish I had known how to capture that moment better, but the light was fleeting. A few seconds later and it was gone, the marvelous light replaced by a dreary gray winter's eve.
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