I learned from a photographer friend, Matt Vincent, that sunset at the equinox is pretty special. You see, here in the west, roads are laid out by strict compass guidelines; east, west, north and south. By looking west at sunset or east at sunrise on the day of the fall or spring equnox, the sun appears to set or rise exactly above the road. So, by finding a quiet contry road, parking your camera and tripod in the middle of the road (ahd hoping no-one comes along!), one can wait until just the right moment to catch the sun at exactly the right spot for a fun photograph. I tried my hand on Weld County Road 100 in the Pawnee National Grasslands east of Nunn, Colorado this weekend. Saturday, 9/22/2018 was the right date, so I went out early to find a nice spot. The gravel road pointed west, I was on top of a gentle, rolling hill sloping away to the west, and the sun had about an hour to descend to the right spot. It’s a little anxiety-provoking, because the sun angles downward, and you have to trust that it will hit the horizon at the spot you hope for! I waited it out, and sure enough, it came really close to where I was hoping. A large cloud of smoke from western wildfires was lingering on the western horizon, so I wasn’t sure the sun would peek through. However, there was a small gap right at the horizon for the sun to shine under the smoke layer, and, using a very small aperture (f/22) the sum nade a nice flare. Details are as follows: Canon 5D mark II camera, Tamron 15-30 mm lrns at 30 mm., f/22, ISO 100, 1/4 second exposure, tripod mount, white balance on “cloudy”.