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Clear Creek Sunset

Be smart, view it large.

 

Clear Creek, near Redding, California, USA.

 

Brian and I met up for a shoot at Mossbrae Falls that day. This took place way back in September, shortly before the road trip to Utah, the double "Tahoe Sucks" experience and hot Thai curry slaughter in Brian's eye. On the drive back, Brian suggested to hit up Clear Creek which is on the way home.

 

Look at this man... there are clouds building up---maybe they will stick around. Nice!

Let's go. It's a good 20 minutes till sunset and Brian hits the Pri-Ho hard... we pull into the parking lot, color is developing, we grab our stuff and head off.

 

We reach the shore line where it should be an easy creek crossing, it's flat, sandy for the most part as I should find out later. Brian just mentioned that they eventually raised the level, releasing more icy water down the stream. Just follow me... easy as pie. Brian reaches the other side of the bank in the middle of the creek, I follow in the murky water he left behind.

 

SPLOOOSH!

 

Laughter followed the curse words that slipped across my lips eventually. I am soaked from half way down, fully equipped with iPod, my navigation device for the whole trip, my cell phone and most important, my Christina Aquilera wallet (as opposed to the Britney Spears one Brian's commentary wanted to make you believe.) I didn't even worry about my camera gear as I knew the LowePro keeps it dry and safe as we've been through a lot.

 

Wallet? Safe, quite wet but safe.

Cell? Soaked, but still working.

iPod? Only a couple drops of water.... flashing, no sound, impossible to turn off as the touchscreen isn't working. Nice! At least I can buy a new one now that the wallet is safe. Ha!

 

You alright?, it's sounding from the shore... I guess so. Let's keep going, sunset is not too bad and the moon is showing too. We continue over the sharp and slippery rocks, eventually finding some interesting shapes to shoot as the setting sun was lighting up some of the clouds --- of course, the most color was to be seen in the opposite direction where there is nothing to photograph.

 

I hope you enjoy --- I know I did.

 

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Taken on September 22, 2010