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Brief Light Show
It was cold, windy and very gray. I'd given up on any sunset and was inside my tent looking for dinner. I heard my nephew shouting something. I thought he was telling me my tent stakes were pulling up out of the granite sand. I turned and looked up and saw something I have never witnessed before--the sky which had been a dark, dark gray was now highlighted by intense orange and magenta colors, and about twenty feet up were low clouds swirling clockwise. They looked like the magic thrown from the palms of a wizard. At least that's what I was shrieking as I ran around like Pee Wee Herman snapping photos. Royce Lakes Basin. John Muir Wilderness, Sierra Nevada, California, USA. August 2010.


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Voted 10/10

Absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing such great photography!
Happy Hiking!... and may you have an abundance of sunsets as beautiful as this to come!
Posted Sep 19, 2010 6:48 pm

winemanvanRe: AMAZING!


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Thanks so much!
Posted Sep 20, 2010 10:33 am



Voted 10/10

This is really beautiful - would have deserved to be Photo of the Day!
Posted Oct 5, 2010 6:33 pm

winemanvanRe: Agreed!


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Thanks Eric. I didn't have a lot of time to take the photo, because the light only lasted about 40 seconds.
Posted Oct 6, 2010 5:09 pm

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