Thursday, November 13, 2014

Red Skies of Wyoming

After listening to the rain patter on the roof off and on I wasn't quite willing to crawl out of my warm bed. This was day twelve of my trip to Colorado and Wyoming and I was still at my sister and brother in law's house. I remember lying there thinking," Is it too cloudy to give it a try? Is it too rainy?" Luckily my brain won over my body because I dragged myself out into the dark with my camera gear and headed towards the Hat Creek Breaks north of Lusk Wyoming. There were gaps in the clouds that promised an incredible sunrise as I occasionally pushed on the wipers to clear the windshield of rain drops. By the time I was half way to the breaks the sky started turning a flaming red. It turned out to be just fabulous. I photographed the breaks first where I managed to get a little damp! Next I headed out to the Hat Creek School House which I had noticed from the day before. What a grand old school! It was easy to imagine what it must have been like back in its prime with kids playing on the creaking swing set. After the sun rose I headed back to the breaks to create a panorama. Then I drove back to Lusk and photographed two coal trains passing each other on the outskirts of town. I never did count the cars but they run through town about every half hour. I'm guessing they are all close to 125 cars each. I finished up the morning photographing the light shining down onto the prairies and some Pronghorns near the local golf course. God's love and blessings upon your days, chris All images created with a Canon 7D and a variety of lenses.