A Sunset Interlude
The last weekend in April I took a trip to the Allegheny Mountains. I really just needed a get away, to clear my head, and connect with nature and all of her wonders. There were wonders in plenty that day; a rainbow rising out of the mist of the Kinzua Dam, hidden waterfalls, sunlight valleys, and the view from the Kinzua Bridge. Out of all those things it was this sunset that truly stole my heard. The way the colors blazed across the sky, perfectly reflected in the waters of the river, it was breathtaking. This was also the first time I literally bleed to get a shot. I am not always the picture of coordination and grace, and I was so busy staring at the sky when I climbed over the guard rail I didn’t lift my leg high enough to clear it. So I stood, not wanting to miss a moment of the suns decent, the whole while my foot was throbbing and bleeding. It was worth it. This was one of those moments, a precious memory, that I will treasure forever. And in case you are worried, immediately after I returned to my car to clean and bandage my wound. For those of you interested in the technical side of this image, it is a double exposure composited in post production, in order to preserved the rich colors of sky and still allow the foreground detail to be visible.