Washington · USA
Okay, so this was taken two days after 2014's actual vernal equinox--sue me, I had to work that day. ;) But with the advent of Spring lingering in the air, I had some concept of a symmetrical composition in mind for my next outing, and thankfully the weather was somewhat cooperative enough to justify the sunset trek out to Trout Lake, tacked onto the end of a fun jaunt to Aldrich Butte and Cedar Falls on the Washington State side of Bonneville Dam. Unfortunately the real pink and purple color burst decided to take place a bit off to the left of the scene here, but the whimsical cloud formations (one I think might actually be a wind-smeared contrail) held enough graphic interest that I didn't regret the drive out at all. In fact, I rarely ever do--I know wickedly talented (and unabashedly vulgar) brotog Brian Kibbons has told me I can stop shooting Adams from this location since I've already gotten a pretty good humdinger from here, but the combination of easy accessibility, ever-changing atmospheric conditions, and scenic serenity with abundant wildlife (including what I think might have been a mink that scampered through the parking area) keeps me coming back for more.