Sometimes the unexpected happens and you just have to be ready. Sunday evening I drove back out to South Holston Dam to catch what was shaping up to be a beautiful sunset. I got a late start and found the sunset already dipping below the horizon by the time I arrived. I turned around and began making my way down the side of the dam to the water to shoot some long exposures instead when I was met with this scene. Everything had a hyper-orange glow – the rocks, the trees, the water…everything! I actually had to dial back the orange hue in post processing. I stopped where I was, planted my tripod in the loose shale of the 30° bank and fired off several brackets. Before I made it to the bottom of the dam the glow had disappeared and darkness was settling across the landscape.