It was late August of 2012, on my drive I saw that sky changing colors so I grabbed my Nikon D90 and whatever old manual lens I had at the time to capture that shot at Home Lake near Monte Vista, CO. I think the lens was an old Nikon 85mm that I was borrowing while I was helping a friend sell the old lens from her father-in-law he used to use in his old business as a journalist.
I have edited this picture by going through Lightroom and using the HDR plugin from the Nik collection. I haven’t touched the colors, it’s really what it looked like that night. Pretty amazing!