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Sunset over the west mesa

Sitting and browsing flickr last night, I spotted this shot of jko's which seemed shockingly similar to this shot which I had taken earlier that day. I put down my laptop to go get my camera and upload.

 

This sunset was directly out my loft window.

 

I tore down the stairs, screaming "HOLY SHIT I'M GONNA MISS IT!!!!" or something like that, grabbed my cam, and raced back up. I snapped a few shots on Aperture, and the sunset magic just kept on coming. I risked spending the time to switch to manual mode for a little underexposure.

 

This was the result.

 

so, thank you a BILLION, Jen. If I hadn't seen your shot, this beauty would have played out behind me as I mindlessly surfed and I would have missed it.

 

I am SO gonna use this for the CWD "light source in the frame" assignment.

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Taken on May 9, 2007