Solitary pine tree silhouetted against a pink Colorado sunset with Pikes Peak looking on.
Details: every aspiring photographer should have a spot within 5 minutes of home where they can run to get a little foreground and background when the sky conditions are right. This little spot is at a small park in Colorado Springs just up the street from my house. On this evening, the clouds and sky put on a brilliant display, so I was able to grab the camera and run to get there in time. The bright light in the upper left is the moon, though using a wide-angle lens makes it appear tiny. This image was captured in HDR to preserve the shadow and highlight detail.
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