Monday was disappointingly gorgeous. I say that because the sunset was great, with nice puffy clouds and I was stuck walking back from class, driving back to my apartment knowing I hadn’t enough time to capture it. The forecast for most of the week was clear skies. The next two days delivered just that which usually isn’t the greatest conditions for landscapes: having clouds in the scene adds so much.
My two excursions this week were on back-to-back days. Tuesday evening I went just north of Moscow to a nice vantage point of the hills and Moscow Mountain. I took quite a few shots as the sunset but captured the best light at twilight. The anti-twilight arch was nice and strong behind the mountain and the soft light was great. The following morning I got up early for sunrise. Fortunately I wasn’t going too far so I got a few more minutes of sleep. My destination was Little Bear Ridge in Idaho. I accidentally took a road that is block during winter so I had to shoot from Burnt Ridge instead. I was familiar with this area so I wasn’t too disappointed. The barn in two of these pictures would be nicer if you could see more, but aside from being in the fields such a vantage point wasn’t available. Despite the clear skies the night before, I was expecting much the same but was very excited to see some clouds on my drive out. The clouds were only lit for a couple minutes but I had been standing around for about 30 minutes so I was ready when the light was ready. Here are the three shots from the sunset and sunrise outings.