The photograph titled, Colors of the Oilfield, is one of those true gifts. It had been on a long day of shooting. After being out all day and hitting six different locations I was sure that I had missed it. Certainly, I would not be getting anything of any real value out of this last stop. The plan was to get there early and catch the sunlight while it was still high in the sky. I really enjoy it when I get to capture natural light and shadows. However, as I was trying to decide whether or not to get back in the truck. Just as I began to set up, I look up only to see this. The perfect sunset in the oilfield.
A display so breathtaking that I just stopped for a moment. It was one of those days when that West Texas sunset in the oilfield is in full display. Every color appeared almost spontaneously. As the sunset reflected light off of the few clouds in the sky the Colors of the Oilfield explode into a vivid show. While in front of this spectacular view sit the structures of the oilfield. Stealing the front position in this shot the mesquite trees in all their green glory. The sky here is not like anywhere else in the world.