Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2 Hour Sunset, brought to you by the great plains of South Dakota

I used to drive almost all the way across the state of South Dakota fairly regularly, mostly while I was in college, and watching the sunset across the plains has always been one of my favorite sights. Technically, driving across South Dakota is mostly boring, but it sure knows how to host a fantastic sunset.

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This is well after the start.

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It started fading out like this, and I thought for sure it was almost over.

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Then the horizon started burning.

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My camera couldn't capture it, but the sky was painted in rainbow stripes.

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This is the last picture I took, but the horizon continued to glow for a long time. I timed it from start to finish at two whole hours. Thank you so much for the pretty show, South Dakota!

2 comments:

Alice said...

Amazing, I am so jealous. I'm going to cry with joy the day I finally get to travel to the USA!

Becky Farley said...

So beautiful! I haven't watched a sunset in a long time!