Enjoying a Winter’s Evening Light, Rural Plymouth County

19 Jan

If it’s not too cold a day out, I like to enjoy the sunsets during the winter season. For one thing they come early, early evening and one doesn’t have to be up too late for that. And photographing in the early evening generally means that the wind is dying down unless a storm is blowing in. The other day the clouds were looking good late in the afternoon and so I went out searching for a place where I might find open sky with  some color splashing across the clouds. But I didn’t really find a spot until the sun had sunk below the horizon.

I still had a little color in the sky and once finding a place it made a nice image. And then I turned around and found out a completely different image using the same tree but looking to a different part of the sky. No six degrees of separation, more like ninety degrees. The only downside is that the wind didn’t die down and it was brutally cold which cut short my planned outing as I kept running to the field and back to the car and back to the field again as I waited for the sun to disappear some more.

Ah spring.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Fading evening light in rural Plymouth County, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.   (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Fading evening light in rural Plymouth County, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Evening light in rural Plymouth County, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.   (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Evening light in rural Plymouth County, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

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