Back Yard Visions of Sunset
I watch skies very carefully in the photographic work that I do. I start mentally tuning into an 8:40 PM sunset around 7 PM. Typically I’ll be on some last second of the day ranch chore. Perhaps more commonly, working on a photo in the digital darkroom. Several “go or no go up the hill” decisions are made. All over the course of that last hour. The “Golden Hour” daylight before the sunset. I only had about 10 minutes of late day sun for this capture. I stayed close to the house and never actually left the “infield” perimeter. Rare… So from my “Backyard” of still more of our backyard. 🤔
The remainder or the timeline was darker, this stood out of the pile. The smooth sandstone boulder was moved from the hills nearby. I like to break up my yard a bit. I might get around to planting it some day. It’s dry up there. The last ridge under the sun is 60 miles out from the camera.
Off the the right, leading from our gate “3”, (back gate) travels the county road north into Powder River County Montana. The state line is about 3/4’s of a mile from this buck rail fence I built 15 years ago. The ranch geographically is in both Montana and Wyoming.
Grazing animals I don’t want eating my personal planted landscapes generally stay on the other side of that fence. . You can’t see all the electric wires in this light. Contact with those metallic wires will put you on your butt on contact. It has about 1/2 inch spark gap lolol. Deer don’t challenge it. Plus the inverted V of the fence is too 3 dimensional for them. They can jump HIGH or LONG but not both. It took me a bit of time to build the 260 sections of this buck (ish) rail fence. All by little myself. One have to stay in shape somehow 😀
Location: Backyard of the Homestead at the Bliss Dinosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands (Wyotana)
Title: Back Yard Visions of Sunset
Yard Visions of Sunset