They call it the “golden hour” but at Bosque del Apache it lasts about 20 minutes…that brief interval from just before sunset to just after when, first the landscape is bathed in golden light, and then the sky. It is also the time when the Sandhill Cranes are moving to their night roosts in the shallow ponds and flooded fields of the Refuge. When you combine the light and the cranes in a single image it can be awesome…in the literal meaning of the word…it can fill us with awe. Yesterday both sun and cranes cooperated for this shot. Sony RX10iv at 600mm equivalent. 1/1000th @ f4 @ ISO 1000. Processed in Photoshop Express. Processed in Photoshop Express.