There is no savanna in Sacramento. In fact, I don’t know if there’s a savanna anywhere within 500 miles of Sacramento. I’m not even quite sure what a savanna is since I’ve never seen one personally. But if you catch the sun forgetting where it’s setting, toss in some clouds, and liberally sprinkle in birds flying by, I think you can fake a savanna – especially since I cropped out all the buildings in the housing development below. ;-)

The birds had just started to fly and when they reached their peak, they blackened the sky over my head. I’d completely forgotten about ISO and exposure compensation when I was stunned by the sight of tens of thousands of crows heading to Sacramento like the swallows to Capistrano. If I hadn’t been so blown away, I’d have gotten them silhouetted by the moon as well as the sun. Another shot that got away as I struggle to get past the steep learning curve of becoming a good artistic photographer. I’ll get there, tho! ;-)

I’m a “scatter-focus” artist. ANYTHING may be here or roundabout my galleries. Expect nothing anywhere and you’ll always be OK. ;-)

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  • gogsmith
    gogsmithover 6 years ago

    Very nice catch and not that easy when the sun is so close to the horizon. The crows are a nice touch too.

  • Lenny La Rue, IPA
    Lenny La Rue, IPAover 6 years ago

    Thank you much!

  • sweetscent62
    sweetscent62over 6 years ago

    lol I love the story to go with this image Lenny.. wonderful Savanna sunset! (I don’t know what a Savanna is either) but then I’ve never seen a Star being born either…doesn’t stop me from painting it! : ) Wen

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