Haunting Sunset


Photo taken at Archest National Park Campground, Utah, by Craig Johnson, 9-24-2012

The setting sun illuminates middle and low clouds with eerie light at Arches National Park, Utah. Clouds take on the color of surrounding light sources that is scattered off water droplets and ice crystals. The most spectacular photos are usually taken within 3 hours of sunrise and sunset because the sun angle creates shadows and adds color to the clouds. Be sure to have your camera handy. This scene lasted only a few minutes. Another hint: Be sure to look behind you too!