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    Gotcha. Isn't there a WalMart DC in Grandview? Or am I confusing that with the one in Hermiston?

    Regardless, have a safe trip and enjoy the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WZ7U View Post
    Gotcha. Isn't there a WalMart DC in Grandview? Or am I confusing that with the one in Hermiston?

    Regardless, have a safe trip and enjoy the ride.
    Yup Big WM DC there. One of my regular winter stops

    It's not a sunset but seeing this is one of the things I really like about my job



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    Thank you for sharing. Doesn't matter if sunset, sunrise, refraction of light in atmospheric water droplets or sneu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W5BRM View Post
    Yup Big WM DC there. One of my regular winter stops

    It's not a sunset but seeing this is one of the things I really like about my job


    I loved that job. But alas, can't get past the physical anymore.

    I also enjoyed waking up in a new place every day.

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    Sun decided to tease a bit towards sunset
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    Nice. Silhouette of antenna against sunset. Only a few will understand.

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    Oh I understand alright, I understand I'm kicking myself for not scanning a color print before I lost it. It was better than that one contrast wise, not that there's anything wrong with it, a classic Antenna Specialists Super Magnum chicken band antenna all shiny and new sparkling in the sunlight. Sounds kinda ordinary until the background is mentioned, the black cloud sky from a storm having just passed.

    Second prize goes to a friend from Jersey City who recently passed. He went to the Armstrong Tower in Alpine and waited for just the right moment, and jumped......
    up and took this photo of a rare blood moon.

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    Mine's somewhat obscured by trees.

    There's a state park about 15mi to my southeast. Its primary feature is a large lake, formed by damming the Nimisila Creek. One of the beaches on the southeast side of the lake gives a perfect vantage point of the western skies and sunsets. Mid-summer is a great time to put a couple of chairs on the beach and using a surf-casting rod, lob a big chunk of catfish bait waaayyyy out yonder then wait for nighttime...when the really big ones come out of the old creek bed and into the shallows to feed. (I've personally seen 4+ ft blue cats in the lake.)

    Where do sunsets come into this? Many of the best memories I have are of those hazy sunsets, where a huge fireball slowly dips below the horizon. Other times...red skies at night forebode severe weather, due to light diffraction through cirrus blow-off from approaching thunderstorms. Sometimes you didn't have long to retrieve your gear and get out of the area. I lived through the "Ohio Fireworks Derecho" (7/4/69) and remember those skies hours before the line hit my area around 9PM that evening. The event put me very wise to spring and summer sunsets and what they convey, particularly if conditions for nasty weather are present.
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    You may try diverting your attention away from cats and watch through your camera's viewfinder at the moment the big glowing ball dips below the horizon. Better still have it on a tripod with a remote trigger cord while you watch through a rifle scope on another tripod. Nothing would spoil this effect worse than having it dance out of frame at the wrong moment.

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    VXA....nice capture of the "green flash".....hard to get it right as it is very transient.....
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