Evening calm, Red Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, Montana

Leica m240, Elmarit 16-18-21, f22 I think.

We pulled into RRNWR driven by a late afternoon storm, and although the campground was desolate and dreary, decided to wait it out. Just before sunset the skies in the west cleared, and I could tell it was going to be an epic evening. Now the mad scramble began to get somewhere for the golden hour. I had never been here before, so scouting around, I took a chance on a place where I could tiptoe over the hummocks of the marsh to get near to the water. Oh for a stand up paddle board, a marsh photographer’s most important piece of equipment!

With the sun on a tight angle behind me, the next challenge was not to cast a shadow on the composition. Now, all I needed were some ducks. And where are the ducks when you need them most? Alas, nowhere to be found.

I hope the simplicity of the composition communicates the peace and calm of the late day moment

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Amazing picture at this amazing refuge! love the timing right before sundown! Well done!

Nice some great warm colors

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