Twilight on the Platte

Just a short while earlier, as a band of storms passed to the east, we had enjoyed the flight of thousands of sandhill cranes and snow geese across a rainbow-decorated sky.  After dealing with a rough weather day of cold wind, then late storms, followed by a cold front, the cranes didn’t arrive en masse for their river roosting until deeper into the twilight, when light levels were very low and photographing them airborne almost impossible.   Still, this scene offered a congregation of light, shadow, color and texture that has held my fascination ever since.  It is yet another example of how the unintended and unplanned can (and often should!) captivate the observer despite a different original agenda.

4 SSW Shelton NE (12 Mar 17) Looking WNW
40.7156, -98.7408

Like it? Love it? Share it!Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someone