I did a little hiking at the Warbler Vista area of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. I don’t usually come to this area as it doesn’t have as many trails as the Doeskin Ranch area, but it does have some nice overlooks.
It was a cloudy day, but I hung around until after sunset anyway to see what would happen. I never did see the sun but after it set, an orange glow began to appear in the west. I shot the following image down low near some flowers along the hillside.
For a few minutes the sky lit up with orange streaks. I couldn’t see where the light was coming from but it found a path to the high clouds.
The next image is an HDR merge where as the one above is a single exposure. It is really hard to get the colors the same in the HDR image, but I worked at it for quite a while.
This was one of the most unique sunsets I have seen as there was such thick cloud cover in the sky. Usually I expect to see blue sky beyond the orange clouds, but it was a lot of grays instead.
I had to hike back around the hillside, through the woods in the dark. I was not chased by any coyotes. Thanks for reading.