Chinook Arch Sunset

A chinook arch sunset can happen often west of Calgary, Alberta. It happens when the clouds form an arch and the sun begins to go down behind the mountains. The colors in the fall are especially spectacular when Mother nature allows it.

So, the other night I was getting supper ready after coming home from work, watching the scenery through the kitchen window. Because fall is always the best time to see great colors both in the morning and at night, this was no exception. The clouds were telling a tale along the ridge to the south of the house, and the sun was dancing with them.

I stopped everything I was doing. Quickly, I changed my focus to capturing what was quickly going to disappear behind the mountains if I didn’t hurry. I ran to the office, grabbed the camera bag and tripod. My husband didn’t even ask, he looked up from his iPad, and knew what was going on. Next, I ran down the road, my dog Sophie in hot pursuit. Supper had to wait, and that was going to be okay. There’s nothing better than a chinook arch combined with a sunset.