Saturday, June 5, 2010

Capitol sunset

When stormy skies leave enough holes for the sun to come through, the resulting display at dusk can be spectacular. When it happens in Pierre, I immediately think of either reflecting it in the Missouri River or Capitol Lake. Taking a tip from co-worker, friend and fellow photographer Scott Howard (Dakota Sun photo blog), last night I headed for Capitol Lake.

Seemed to be a good choice to just camp out on the peninsula in the middle of the lake and silhouette the capitol with an unbelievable sky.


Anonymous said...

I like the second shot the best, the sky is the most colorful and dramatic, and then you get the double pleasure of having the reflection! Great Shot!
We enjoyed your presentation to the Black Hills Photographic Society, Thanks.
Look forward to seeing you in the field and hopefully at the BH Shootout as well.
Thanks Again
Dave Vaughn

BareFoot Finn said...

The cloud formation is amazing! With all these spring storms you must have endless opportunities to make old things new again!

Chad Coppess said...

Thanks to both of you. I had a good time at the Society meeting. I hope the club continues to grow and prosper and I'll be looking for all of you at various activities, including the Shootout.

South Dakota Magazine said...

Wow Chad! These are the best photos of the capitol I've seen in a long time. You constantly impress me!

Chad Coppess said...

Thanks! Always fun when you've got a sky like that.