Today was hard for me to go and shoot. I have been fighting a migraine & nausea. As the evening began to set in, the pain in my legs began to worsen. Unfortunately, shooting sunset and photos for me is like the equivalent of having a drink every evening to others. It’s an addiction. I knew if I sat at home and felt sorry for myself & the lousy way I was feeling, I was going to more upset about missing the sunset.
I would have been right. It was beautiful! I also had the pleasure of meeting two beautiful dogs & their lovely human. Like I always say, a sunset always means a new day will soon start.
Shooting on borrowed time.
I couldn’t take it. I was feeling lousy. I needed a camera in my hands again.
Happy that the past two days had been rain filled so I felt I wasn’t missing out on too much. As the rain tapered off and the clouds broke, I noticed the orange glow in the sky. I wasn’t sure what I’d get when I headed out but it was worth the chance. As I drove I crossed over 69 and this is where I stopped. Where I shot until the sun set. It was beautiful. The sun melted into the horizon as the clouds ushered in another storm. The onset of the looming storm didn’t matter and neither did the past couple of days, I got this shot and for that moment I was more than happy.
Shot from an overpass mid country facing I-69 south.
Windows are rolled down, sun is setting high! Driving through the mountains just outside of Knoxville.
The golden light the sun gives off as its settling into the Earth. The warm air blowing through my hair.
To sit atop one of these mountains and watch the sun melt into the valley would be absolutely breathtaking! Having your best friend by your side. I’m sure words would be said, conversations had, but also moments of silence where nothing needs to be said. Just a look, a touch, that moment. That’s pure happiness, pure perfection, pure love.