The day started out rather temperate, but by 4:00PM, a cold front had moved in, sending temperatures plummeting. Good light often accompanies a change in temperature, as it did today.
I had thought about this photograph for sometime, even experimenting with it last summer. I arrived on location around 4:30PM, and stayed for about an hour. I never moved the tripod, but toward the end of the hour I did shift the horizontal plane.
The light was fascinating. When I arrived, it was beautiful, but I only got one shot in after setting up before everything turned blah. Unfortunately, the lens was not properly seated--I was at 1 on the white section of the lens rather than the 4.5 mark that usually means that I have obtained focus, so I knew something was wrong. I then waited 40 minutes, and as the sun got between the clouds and the horizon, the reverse sunset returned (looking east). By the time I packed it in, my hands were frozen.