Yesterday I posted about the uncanny appearance of the aptly named “Sunset Road” on a trip home last Sunday. This is the last image from that stop. Usually I try and avoid man-made objects in a landscape, other than something like a windmill or barn, but for some reason I included our car in this one. I had been in front of the car a couple minutes earlier, shooting towards the sunset. Once I got these up on the computer, I liked the sky in this one better. Amazing how much a sunset sky can change during two minutes.
Last Saturday, on the way home to Wichita from northern Kansas, my wife, stepson, and I were fortunate enough to be out on the plains as the sun set. As usual, the urge to get home was powerful. The sunset was only mediocre. We made one stop, which only produced mediocre photos. I was ready to stay on the highway and get home, but my wife and stepson urged me to stop again. Usually I don’t get that much enthusiasm from the gang….so I thought OK, lets see if the next crossroad has a good name – not great criteria for chosing a road for photography, but that’s how I was feeling. The next green sign came up into view, announcing the name of the crossroad. As I read the sign, it took a moment to sink in. The actual, official, name of the road is “Sunset Road”. Well if that isn’t a sign from above, I don’t know what is. We pulled off and I shot for a bit. The sunset never developed into one of those major shooting rays kind of thing, but it was very nice to be out on Sunset Road in the country. Would I have stopped if the road was named “Smith Road”, or ” Rocky Road”, or whatever?…I don’t know.