One of the great things about this time of year is that you don’t have to wait too long for the soft light. I left work today right at 5:05 pm and decided that I wanted to take a picture of something on the drive home.
I went past two nice barns (that I’ve been thinking about photographing for the last month) but traffic was too heavy on US 61 so that didn’t work out well. I traveled what I call the “back way” up past the Monastery looking for anything that would be interesting to shoot. As I got closer to the Monastery the sun was sinking fast and it was turning a beautiful bright orange in the sky.
I wanted to take a church as a silhouette against the setting sun but I couldn’t get the proper angle on the little church by the Monastery. So very disappointed I decided to just head for home because the sun was already setting below the horizon.
However, I decided to take the Sundown Road to see if it was on higher ground and hopefully I could still catch some of the setting sun. I was really rewarded as I got close to Peosta I came across the above farm perfectly silhouetted against the orange sun. When the sun went down too much to shoot the farm I went up the road about a mile and found the trees below, which also produced a great looking image.