For the past week we’ve been treated to some spectacular sunsets.  Part of this has been due to residual smoke from fires burning in Canada that has swept into Minnesota, and part has been due to the weather conditions here.  The other night while we were out enjoying an ice cream cone, I noticed that the western sky was setting up for what looked like a great sunset.  I scurried home to get my camera, then headed out to find a choice spot with a great foreground to make my photographic image of the setting sun.  As would happen, the conditions were changing rapidly.  I pulled into the parking lot of a commercial building that overlooks the interstate; mind you, not the “choice” spot for a great image.  But although what I saw looking to the west was not photogenic, what I saw as a reflection in the building behind me caught my eye.  With the curves in the glass and its separate panels, the sunset took on a look that reminded me of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”  The colors of the sky seemed to swirl about in the reflection, yet were anchored by the lamp and its post.  So although I didn’t find what I was expecting, I was delighted at what was presented to me by chance.

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