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Photographer: Michael Hindman
Description: Our final night in Ridgeway was a very special one. After running around all weekend we had one final planned location; however, it had major question marks as it required a lot of self-guidance. Days of research and planning came to fruition when we crested the final ridge. It was more beautiful than I ever imagined. Since I was nervous about my research and if we'd have a view, we got to the ridge three hours before sunset. Harsh winds ravaged our faces as we waited for the sun to set. Epic storm clouds rolled through the valley all evening, and just when we thought the show was over the scene became bathed in this amazing soft light as the days final light, a warm cinnamon hue, kissed the peaks in the distance.
Gear & Settings: Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-70mm lens. Exposure: 1/8th sec., f/11, ISO 64.