Some images are simply too easy to make - yet still provide a learning lesson
I’m grateful that I get to make these “easy” images, but at the same time it’s almost a shame that they don’t require more effort than they do.
This image, Sovereign, for example, was taken one night in June 2016 from… my backyard. I was at my house, not thinking about going out to capture sunset and this started… My wife said “Babe, y’gotta come see this”.
I’ve never moved so fast as I did to run back inside to grab my camera
I ended up climbing onto the fence in my backyard to capture this shot. I had to get on top of the fence in order to crop out all of the rooftops of the houses in my neighborhood.
Las Vegas doesn’t get many clouds like this. Reno/Tahoe, where wife and I are from, gets these types of clouds all the time and I sometimes wish I was able to spend more time up there just to have the opportunity to capture them.
The lesson, I learned, is to always have your camera ready and also to get your butt out of the house when there’s potential for awesome happening in the sky. I wasn’t expecting this sunset to be so magical - it just happened. It would have been nice to have some red rock in the foreground, or even on the horizon. I’ll happily settle for the low mountain horizon, though.
Can you remember this amazing sunset from June last year???