Quick Shot: Spectacular Sunset I

I just got back from a long weekend in southwest Virginia where I spent a few days enjoying the start of fall. Most of the trees were starting to change color and there was some great weather, which made the whole trip very photogenic. Oh, and I spent an afternoon getting sunburned while cheering the Virginia Tech Hokies to victory over UNC at the Saturday football game. 

We spent several nights at a beautiful Bed and Breakfast called "The Inn at Riverbend"..... it's an amazing place and the view there is absolutely spectacular. I certainly didn't have to look far to find a variety of stuff to photograph. Our room overlooked the bend in the New River and I knew this was going to be ideal sunset spotting (and sunrise). The first night I was setup, but the sky never got the brilliant hues I was hoping to capture. The forecast that night called for rain and scattered clouds the next day, so I was optimistic that the weather would deliver a spectacular sunset on the next night.

Oh boy did it! 

We had gone for pizza to bring back and enjoy with sunset, but a delay at the pizzeria meant we almost didn't make it! Thankfully I was able to run in and grab my camera and spend a few minutes catching the brilliant colors before it was all gone (so what if my pizza was cold!). 

This is the first of two photographs taken of this sunset. The second photograph was taken in a horizontal orientation vs the vertical you see here. Leave me a comment (after I post the second tomorrow) and let me know which you like best! 

You can purchase a copy of Spectacular Sunset I and II online under my limited editions