There’s always the last shot of the day. That shot when you know you’re done, it’s time to walk away.
There’s a spot I go to at Silver Springs State Park to watch the sun set.
It offers an unobstructed view over a huge prairie.
Seems only fitting to watch sunsets over prairies in Illinois.
After taking this shot I started walking back to the car.
A glance over my shoulder.
There must have been a break in the clouds on the horizon that I couldn’t see. The pink/orange glow was starting to spread across the gray clouds in this shot.
I walked back to my spot, raised the camera, and…
The battery was dead.
I think I heard… No shit, really?
I walked backward to the car.
As I drove east, I watched in my rear view mirror as the pink/orange glow grew to cover all that is gray in the shot above.
It covered all of it.
I pointed my rear view mirror downward.
I had seen enough.