It was a mostly cloudy afternoon but I had great hope that the sun might paint the sky before it set. But before color could fill the clouds, they went gray and the sun fell behind the treeline. But I waited because dusk is my favorite time at Great Meadows. And this day again showed me why. Literally moments before it set, the sun found a small opening in the clouds hugging the horizon and it flared through with a red glow. For a few minutes into dusk, that flare ignited to toss flames across the sky and leave trails of brilliant light edging the clouds.
September 25 2013, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord, Massachusetts USA
Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Focal length 35mm, 1/2 second at f/11, ISO 100
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead
Single RAW image processed into JPG using Nik Collection and Adobe Lightroom