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Stunning sunset clouds

Sometimes Mother Nature brings the scenery and weather to you.  Such was the case this evening when as the sun set the clouds took on a brilliant orange color and were layered with waves in a stunning display.  Amazingly, this is looking east, away from the actual setting sun and has absolutely no color enhancement done to it – this is exactly how it looked.

January 3, 2014 - Stunning wave cloud at sunset in Thornton, Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

January 3, 2014 – Stunning wave cloud at sunset in Thornton, Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

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Christmas Eve sunrise brings blue and red colors

Normally sunrises (or sunsets) without a decent amount of clouds aren’t particularly dramatic.  On this morning I went to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal expecting more clouds but when I arrived, they had all moved off to the east.  Nevertheless, the sunrise proved quite nice being lit brilliant red at the horizon and deep blue above.

December 24, 2013 - Christmas Eve sunrise brings blue and red colors.  (© Tony’s Takes)

December 24, 2013 – Christmas Eve sunrise brings blue and red colors. (© Tony’s Takes)

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Late summer sunset

Sometimes you don’t have to go any further than your backyard to capture Colorado’s amazing sunsets.

September 3, 2012 - Another colorful Colorado Sunset. (© Tony’s Takes)

September 3, 2012 – Another colorful Colorado Sunset. (© Tony’s Takes)

The lonely tree

Storm chasing isn’t just about tornadoes to me. Oftentimes the best images are ones taken before or after a tornado as was the case with this picture. Taken in rural Kiowa County, Colorado, I had witnessed a rain-wrapped tornado earlier and just sat and watched Mother Nature in all her glory afterwards. The sky near the horizon had the orange of the setting sun while above the blue / green of hail in the clouds made it a bit ominous.

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June 7, 2012 – The lonely tree. (© Tony’s Takes)

June 7, 2012 – The lonely tree. (© Tony’s Takes)

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The presidents’ sunset

The Black Hills of South Dakota are one of my favorite places.  Certainly there are plenty of tourist attractions but the scenery can be stunning.

The image below was taken just as the sun was setting on my first nighttime visit to Mount Rushmore.  Smoke from nearby wildfires helped to color the sky and is particularly noticeable at the bottom left of the image.

July 18, 2011 - The presidents' sunset. (© Tony’s Takes)

July 18, 2011 – The presidents’ sunset. (© Tony’s Takes)

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Fiery sunset on the Colorado plains

Many folks find the Great Plains ‘boring’ and yes, it some ways they may be.  However I spend a great deal of time out there during the first part of summer and have learned to fully appreciate the landscape.  Sunsets can take on the most amazing and brilliant colors out there like they did on this day.

June 21, 2010 - Fiery sunset on the Colorado plains. (© Tony’s Takes)

June 21, 2010 – Fiery sunset on the Colorado plains. (© Tony’s Takes)

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Kansas windmill at sunset

The sun was setting on another day of storm chasing on the Great Plains when this scene unfolded south of Goodland, Kansas. It reminded me of my grandpa’s farm in the same state and is punctuated by the windmill and crepuscular rays emanating from the sun.

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June 2, 2010 - Kansas windmill at sunset. (© Tony’s Takes)

June 2, 2010 – Kansas windmill at sunset. (© Tony’s Takes)

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