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Texas State Capitol building with Path at sunrise.

Every once in awhile, there’s that one photo that a photographer is really proud of, and for me this is one of them. On a early June morning, all the right ingredients took place.

Typically there is some light foot traffic around the Capitol grounds, but for once I got a lucky bounce. Now in regards to the sky, that’s a whole other story. When I arrived the sky was navy blue, keeping in mind that blue hour had just ended.

Out of the corner of my right eye, I started noticing some nice yellowy-orange clouds (that would soon morphed to peach) rolling in towards the Capitol building.

I included the path with the yuccas, for the mere fact that it’s a shot that I have wanted to check off. I just needed to wait for the right moment for the unexpected colorful clouds to hover over the building itself, to help tie this photo all together.

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