By Ted Grussing
… the sun slips below the horizon and for a few minutes before it does, the light passing through the atmosphere is filtered and only the red part of the spectrum arrives on the rocks and for those few minutes they become increasingly shifted into the warmer colors which make them appear to glow. I took this shot on my way back to the Sedona Airport on January 3 at 5:18PM just a few minutes before sunset … I had already captured a series of photographs of the lenticular cap cloud and the moon over the San Francisco Peaks and was completing my sled ride back to Sedona (engine off … no lift) … about 7,000’ and on a 45 degree for entry into a downwind for landing rwy 3 at Sedona. I was approaching Brins Mesa and on the left is Wilson Mountain … Oak Creek Canyon can be seen either side of it. At the top of the image on the horizon line is part of Mormon Mountain and the light coming down from the left to right illuminates part of Munds Canyon which joins with Oak Creek canyon behind Wilson.