Staying in the small town of Medicine Hat for 3 nights meant I just had to try and shoot the 'Worlds Tallest Teepee' at sunset. Sitting high on a bluff overlooking the town from the east it is an icon on the prairies. On my first evening the sunset was looking good when a huge storm cloud came over and killed it entirely. On my second evening the sunset was poor and cloud finished off what little remained.
On the third evening I made the trip with some skepticism, sunset predictors showed heavy cloud at low levels which is not good for sunset photography. I considered writing off the evening but I chose to try one last time whilst I was in the area, after all It was only 10km from my hotel.
I set out again, more in hope than anything else, but as you can see from the images below, the clouds cleared sufficiently to allow a sequence of sunset images. I shot repeatedly as the light changed from yellow to red and into the blue hour where artificial illumination made the structure pop against the dark skies, leaving me a nice choice of images for my 2018 Canada Calendar.
It just goes to show how easily I might have missed this shot but that little perseverance made the difference. You can click this link to learn more about shooting sunsets from a previous entry in the Tips & More section of this site.
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