When I'm in some urban areas, I have a blast shooting architecture and cityscapes. When I am in the mountains, I am thrilled to capture some beautiful peaks. Now I am in Kansas, which offers cool sunsets. And since my time here is approaching the end, I figured to enjoy them while I'm here. So yeah, another sunset post.
if you want to see interesting scenery in Kansas, lakes are an easy way to go. With that in mind, I tried to visit most of the lakes surrounding the town I currently live in. One of the last ones I haven’t seen yet was the Lyon State Fishing Lake – until I went there earlier this week. The lake has a bit odd name, so it is commonly known as the Lyon County State Lake or the Reading Lake, in accordance to the nearest town.
Before reaching the lake itself, I explored its surroundings...
..and it didn't take long until the sky started to unveil the magic of flat horizons:
Soon I got to the lake. It was one of those nights I wanted to be alone, and the place served this purpose well.
At the dam's edge, I found this spillway hole:
It reminded me of the top section of smokestacks I used to climb. I took the photo below about three years ago. Oh, these memories bring a big smile to my face.
So, I couldn't resist getting on top of the spillway, too. I It was also very cool.
After more relaxing time on the lake, I started driving back home...
...when I saw a harvester next to the road. "Another photo opportunity," I thought...
A couple of days later, one afternoon was filled with some cool clouds, so I decided to explore some raised spot; somewhere I hadn't been before. I departed once the outside temperature dropped to a survival level, and after I passed an abandoned school…
…and walked through some plains…
…I found a nice place with distant views.
The sun got quickly behind a heavy cloud, and it didn't look like it would come out anymore. But that didn't ruin my evening; I was walking around, taking pictures of everything and nothing, having a good time.
Suddenly the horizon started turning saturated red, and not too long after that...
...the sun came out!
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