Sunset Over Alliston
Alliston, Ontario - 2006

This image is why I travel with my camera equipment at all times. Driving home one night I was caught in a momentary heavy downpour of rain followed by bright sunlight streaming through the clouds. I stopped to shoot a brilliantly illuminated birch tree when I and saw this glorious sunset off in the distance. I drove at breakneck speed to Sharp's Hill (a steep hill just outside of Alliston which overlooks the town and surrounding countryside), scrambled to the top while setting up my camera and managed to capture a few images in the rapidly changing light conditions. I've witnessed some beautiful sunsets since moving to Simcoe County but none that could top this image. It was an amazing show.