Award Winner :: Oak Creek Sunset

Monday I was given an award for this digital image from the Mayslake Nature Study and Photography Club in Oak Brook, IL.

Oak Creek Sunset
Oak Creek Sunset

I took this photograph from Oak Creek near Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona, on November 6, 2009.

Going out that evening, my goal was to get a photo shooting east at Cathedral Rock, with some nice warming light from the sun setting in the west. However, the sunlight was blocked by the above (then gray) clouds.  I was ready to call it quits after snapping way too many blah images of the rock, when the rock started to get pink, then orange.

I turned around to the west and saw this scene.  I have never seen the sky this orange, this big, this boastful.

Photography Grinder Rule # 1: Never put your camera away until you’re back on the truck.

 

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4 thoughts on “Award Winner :: Oak Creek Sunset”

  1. Harry, very nice photo and congratulations on the award. That is very impressive and well deserved. Can’t wait to see your photos from your last trip. Talk to you when I get back from New Zealand.

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  2. Wow! Harry, what a gorgeous photograph. I’m not surprised that it won an award. Congratulations!
    Alia Moore

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