Kansas Sunset

When most people think of scenic places to visit, I doubt if Kansas ever comes up.  Usually you think of the Grand Canyon and the national parks out west like Yellowstone and Yosemite.  My dad used to have a shirt that said, “Kansas Trek: Where No Tourist Has Gone Before”.  Kansas may not be as eye-catching as Zion National Park, but there is beauty here.  We don’t have mountain ranges and giant trees, instead we have miles and miles of flat land, and if you stand on a mole hill, you can see from one end of the state to the other.  Just kidding, but the sunsets here are beautiful.  You see the sun come down like a bright ball of light, with its rays racing across the plains, trying to escape before the sun runs into the ground and it’s too late and all that’s left is a faint, warm glow where it used to be.  Beauty is everywhere, you just need to be able to recognize, capture, preserve, and share it so that others may also see and appreciate it.

Kansas Sunset

Some details about this photo:
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens: DA* 16-50
ISO: 80
Focal Length: 19mm
Aperture: f/13
HDR Composite using 3 photos from 0 EV to +4 EV
Merged using the Photomatix Plug-in for Aperture 3

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