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Sunset on the American Prairie Reserve

Marty’s photo of the day #3723: Sunsets were one of the big highlights of visiting the American Prairie Reserve earlier this month. Seemingly every sunset was better than the one before it, and there was just enough haze—either blowing up from the prairie or from distant forest fires to make the colors spectacular. Today’s photo is pretty much straight out of my camera. While photographing the sunset, I experimented with various angles and zoom settings to get the look I wanted, and later I lightened the photo ever so slightly to better show the outline of the hills. This sunset made me feel as if I were on a moon of Jupiter, or a similar gas giant, looking back at the planet. I will post more sunsets on the prairie in the coming days, but I’m going to spread them out a bit.

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