Yep... I went to the Eastern Sierra mountains to find and photograph fall colors, but as many know, I'm obsessed with the sky above me, so when I saw this, I had to make a mad crazed dash for the highest ground I could find, but alas, the higher ground is not always the answer, as that once you're on top of a ridge you often find yourself behind trees.

I was utterly gasping for breath (having just gotten over a case of pneumonia) as I in quick manner searched high and low for what was ultimately this spot. The sunset then quickly faded. I feel lucky to have photographed this at all. Of coarse after coming off of this ridge, I found what would have been the perfect spot...

right next to where I parked the car...

urg!

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