Thursday, November 5, 2015
It’s been pretty rainy and wet here in the Grand Valley for the past day or two, but this afternoon the storms finally started to clear out of the area and I decided to drive up to the Colorado National Monument after work to take a few photos. I ended up just going to the Devil’s Kitchen in No Thoroughfare Canyon and hanging around there until shortly after sunset. Here are a few photos from the evening.
There were still a few cottonwood trees with yellow leaves still on them in No Thoroughfare Canyon, even after the recent storms.
Evening light on the Devil’s Kitchen.
Another view of the Devil’s Kitchen from higher up. Shortly after taking this shot the sun disappeared behind some clouds and didn’t come back out again.
I knew when I took this shot that I was going to convert it to black & white.
The Book Cliffs with a dusting of snow lit up briefly just before sunset.
A few magenta clouds during the sunset, but the color didn’t last very long.
When the sun was down I headed up to my favorite switchback along Rim Rock Drive so I could have a little fun photographing the lights of passing cars during twilight.