Sunset Over Flat Mountain Arm, Yellowstone National Park
Photographer: Kurt Repanshek
There are times when it's hard not to take a decent photograph. I encountered one of those moments in early September in the backcountry of Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park. From a beach in a cove on the lake's Flat Mountain Arm, I watched as the sunset moved almost in slow motion over the glassy waters. Over a period of 10-15 minutes I watched as the sunset lazily ebbed, its rays lighting up the low-hanging clouds with a slowly changing range of hues. And then it was gone.
Gear: Nikon D80, 35-80mm F 5.6, 1/125 secOn the Web: www.nps.gov/yell