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We've been planning to drive up into the hills to watch the sunset for days but plans kept getting in the way since the sun sets so late right now. We finally had the chance today and my word, it was absolutely breathtaking.

I forgot to factor travel time into our trip and worried we'd left too late. The whole way I was snapping photos in the mirrors and blindly out the window, camera pointed behind us as I desperately tried to capture the well-defined rays of light. Windy roads kept my boyfriend from watching but I showed him a photo now and then.

As the hills parted I gasped.

There before us was the valley, lush and green, lit up by the golden rays of sunlight. I showed my boyfriend immediately and he could barely believe it; I kept snapping photos as we neared our spot. Once the car was off we both jumped out and marveled at the sight. It was truly breathtaking.

After a few minutes we decided to get back in the car and see if we could get any higher. We found another spot, by the gate to the wind farm, and as I began to snap photos of the far off red-pink sky behind the mountains Strawberry Fields Forever began to play. Back by those mountains thunderstorms raged, far-off sky darkening and bolts of lightning flashing every so often.

It was nothing short of magical.

A few more minutes passed and the sky became too dark to really photograph anymore. We got back in the car, heading back down into the valley, and I kept my camera out the window anyways. The whole way home I stared in awe at the sky, snapping photos as we went.

We couldn't possibly have imagined a better day.
I love this! The lighting really is perfect :)
June 6th, 2017  
Fabulous capture of light Carissa.
June 6th, 2017  
Lovely - we are a strange breed aren't we! I often just sit in the passenger seat clicking away, keeps me entertained while we travel anyway!
June 6th, 2017  
even more outstanding on black background!
June 6th, 2017  
What a priceless moment. Beautiful sky.
June 6th, 2017  
That sounds fantastic and uplifting. pleased it worked out for you and got got a tremendous photo
June 6th, 2017  
Superb shot and composition
June 6th, 2017  
Beautiful!
June 6th, 2017  
Awesome picture and perspective.
June 6th, 2017  
This is wonderful. Fav
June 6th, 2017  
Such a magical sky with the awesome rays and golden light. You now have a photo to remember this wonderful day!
June 7th, 2017  
Fabulous light and composition. I am very glad that you were so gifted.
June 7th, 2017  
MB
Amazing sky. The lighting is so perfect.
June 7th, 2017  
Love the light breaking through... really a inspiring moment.
June 9th, 2017  
Amazing image and story. And Strawberry Fields....Awesome.
June 10th, 2017  
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