Middle of Nowhere Colorado at Sunset:
When you make the trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park from somewhere north like Colorado Springs, you end up on this road between Ft. Garland and the Mosca area (where the park is) that is really really long. Like, 16 miles long of absolutely nothing but a single-lane-each-way road and these HUGE plains on either side.
In the earlier part of the day on my way to the park, it was almost straight up noon so the light on the field was really unattractive. Everything was just baren, and not very colorful. But, my drive back to Colorado Springs through the same field was literally one of the most breath-taking drives I have ever done. The clouds lit up with incredible colors and the low angle of the sun was throwing shadows and color into the field that were completely absent before.
I was tired from hiking through the dunes, and really wanted to get home soon. But, it felt like I was pulling the car over every 100 yrds or so because there was a new scene being presented which was even more stunning than the last.
Anyways, I have said this before regarding other images of mine, and it applies now. In all honesty, this photo doesn’t even come close to doing justice to the scene that I remember watching. It was amazing!