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Gold Star Evening

Monday, May 22, 2017

Gold Star Evening
A little afterglow on the sandstone at dusk in the Colorado National Monument.

I’ve been wanting to photograph sunset from Gold Star Canyon in the Colorado National Monument for a while now, but every time I think about heading up that way it seems the sky doesn’t want to cooperate with me. Late this evening the sky was looking good for the possibility of a nice sunset, so I headed over to the White Rocks Trailhead and hiked up into Gold Star Canyon. Unfortunately, as I was hiking into the canyon more clouds started to build over the valley and my hopes for a nice sunset never really materialized. While I was waiting around I found out that the biting gnats are now out for the season and they were pretty annoying. I stuck around until about 30 minutes after the sun had set hoping for some color, but it never really happened aside from a little afterglow. I guess I will have to try again another time.

Nice light on the Book Cliffs across the Grand Valley as I climbed up the trail.

Book Cliffs View

My view into Gold Star Canyon as I waited for the sun to set and hoped that there was still a small opening in the clouds on the western horizon.

Gold Star Canyon

The only clouds that lit up at sunset were on the other side of the valley.

Grand Valley Clouds

Gold Star Canyon at Dusk

Gold Star Canyon at Dusk

A little color in the sky to the west as I hiked down the trail in the dark.

Sky Color

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