Snowy Sunset

I headed out the other evening to shoot some scenery.

Doing this in January isn’t usually very productive. There’s only two colors to see on the prairie these days, and they are white and brown.

But if you can get up before dawn, or linger around dusk, the snow acts as a kind of mirror, and the colors of the sunset are reflected upon it. The colors this time of year are rare at any other time of the year: a very purplish-magenta hue that is very pleasing to look at. The photo above faces East, away from the sunset.

So even though it’s not as fun as sloshing around and chasing waterfowl in a marsh in the summer, or shooting fall colors on crisp mornings, it’s the best we can do in January.