The pictures in this post are by both Garry and me. Check the signature if you want to know who shot what.
We were shooting from more or less the same location, and it’s interesting to see what a big difference in perspective there was even though we were just a few yards apart.
The mountains really were red, reflecting the sunset. Apparently this is not a rare phenomenon. None of the local residents were overwhelmed by the sight, but I said “Oh wow” more in those few minutes than I have in the past 10 years.
I did not know that a mountain could turn red in the reflected rays of a sunset. I thought it was just something people said when they were being poetic. Now I know better.
The sunset effect only lasted — from first streaks of pink to almost dark — perhaps 10 minutes. And this light show is visible many nights. I will never again ask why people move out west.