This evening I left a bit earlier than usual to see what kind of sunset we would get here today in the great state of Colorado. Apparently, I'd missed a gorgeous sunset yesterday, based on some of the postings on facebook!
A view of Longs Peak from the normal sunset viewing location.
Longs Peak from near Buckley AFB
As the sun started to get lower in the sky, the skies glowed with a golden yellow tint....still, it appeared to me at that time that this sunset would not be very special.
Yours truly, waiting for more than just a yellow sunset...
Appearing first as just faint tinges of pink and red edges in the skies above the front range mountains, the sunset rapidly began to show gorgeous colors:
As I kept shooting the western skies, I chanced to look over to the east and saw how nicely it was being illuminated by the setting sun:
The sun went behind the front range mountains and the red colors really started to make their appearance!
One of the last shots, with the last vestiges of sunlight illuminating
the bottom edges of the farther clouds.
I pretty much had left the lights turned on for close to an hour while shooting the 177 images I brought home to sort through. Scarlett's battery behaved as if drained when I went to crank the engine! Instead of draining it further, I just used the kick starter and after two kicks, she roared to life.
I also had my jump starter battery kit with me, so no worries. I must remember though to not leave the battery running so long. It was just such a gorgeous sunset, that all I could think about is getting shot after shot.
Hope you like this series of sunset pictures. Scarlett ran good as usual, the two-into-one exhaust headers don't appear to have any more exhaust leaks that I can find.