"Earth, Wind & Fire"
After several trips to White Sands National Monument I thought I had the exact composition I wanted for this promising sunset. As prepared as I thought I was, this final composition came about because I had the opportunity to see the scene through someone else’s eyes as I was setting up. Just as the sun was reaching this position, James Clinich called me over to his vantage point, prompting me to instantly abandon my previous plans.
Lesson learned: always use every advantage you have available. For this capture, the best tool I had with me turned out to be James.