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Just Before Sundown, Rocheport MO

Nini and I took the dogs to our new sunset location the night before last and were lucky to see a beautiful Missouri River sunset. This little sandbar is just below the Katy Trail outside of Rocheport Missouri. The Katy Trail is a 240 mile state park that runs along the old M.K.T. railroad line (Missouri-Kansas-Texas). To access the sandbar you have to climb down a steep dirt cliff, but there are plenty of tree roots to help lower yourself down. The dogs were down in a skip and a jump. One passer by said, "How in the heck do I get down there? That's the best beach in Missouri!" We had a fun time watching the sunset on the best beach in MO.

This is a six-exposure HDR. Despite an awesome view of the sunset, I struggled for a long while to find a composition I liked. But we arrived 45 minutes before sunset and I had plenty of time to try out different compositions and ultimately settle in on a few that I liked.

Photo taken Feb 22, 2012

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