I was back up at the Niobrara Valley Preserve last weekend. The weather was beautiful, and so were the sandhills. A few of us went exploring in the late evening, but the sun was hiding behind clouds, so photography wasn’t much of an option. However, after we got back to headquarters, I glanced up and noticed the entire sky had turned almost blood red! I grabbed my camera and the closest vehicle and raced up to my favorite vantage point.
The color was already starting fade a little by the time I arrived, so I quickly popped my wide angle lens on and looked around for some foreground to put in front of that sky. I found a spot, set up the tripod and ….the camera wouldn’t work. Ack!! It took me a few frantic moments to figure out that the lens hadn’t mounted correctly, and a few more to get it off and back on the right way. By that time, much of the color had left the sky, but there was still enough to squeeze off about three photographs before it disappeared completely.
Here’s one of those three photographs…
Have a great Fourth of July!