Talimena Sky Colors
The Talimena Drive, in the Ouachita Mountains between Talihina OK and Mena AR, is noted for some of the most beautiful fall foliage colors in the South. While this proved true even a couple of weeks before peak "leaf peeping" time, an eye to the sky at sunset yielded a show brilliant enough to overwhelm anything the trees could produce. Often with sunset photography, I can capture thoroughly different looking scenes in a matter of minutes, images that essentially shoot themselves onto film as long as I am not an utter imbecile with the camera. This banded cirrus was just like that, appearing with flaming glow in the west just a few moments after a "Cotton Candy Sky" in the east.
5 WSW Page OK (23 Oct 4) Looking W