|December Sunset - Late
in a December afternoon, Bro, Tracy and I arrived in Monument Valley, Utah,
as a storm was coming in. I hurried to set up camp before dark. Then suddenly,
10 minutes before setting, the sun dropped below the clouds. In a world
where the sky is unobstructed by the land, on stormy days there is a small
open space between the clouds and the horizon. As the sun moves briefly
through that space, the light is beautiful and dramatic. The monuments
were lit up red against the dark sky.
The rest of the weekend was windy and
bitter cold, but for ten minutes, Monument Valley had once more revealed
its magic, and we were there.