~ Sonoran Desert Sunset ~
It never fails. The parking lot on the summit of Gates Pass Road is full one-half hour before sunset. The glow of the setting sun brings a chorus of "Ooohs" and "Aahhs" from the tourists. Their sunset is the little one you see there on the right.
The sun's glow fades, and the sky turns gray. People make their way to their cars and head on down the hill, lights on, glad to have experienced a Tucson sunset.
They left the party too early. Ten minutes after dusk begins to fall, color again begins to flush on the bottoms of the clouds, and within a minute or two, this (the photo above) is what the sky looks like behind them to the west.
I call it the "afterglow." Many tourists never see it. Satisfied that they had experienced all there was to see, they're gone. Anticipating dinner, they head east down the mountain, leaving me to photograph the kind of sunset most people in higher latitudes will never enjoy.
There's a business lesson there, my friends.
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