“After light” or some may call it “light after the light”. No matter what you call it, as a photographer you wait ’til the bitter end before you pack up your photo gear and hike back in the dark, no matter where you’re at. The sunset has different stages of light and color as it projects out in the atmosphere and bounces off the different layers of clouds. I was with a group of photographers in the Canyonlands of Utah at Green River Overlook. We talked all things photography, one being, “you wait for the “light after the light” before you pack it in. We were not having any sunset, for the clouds were thick on the western horizon. It was cold and extremely windy and we all decided to call it a day and head back to the parking lot. Just as we got to our cars, a sliver of light come cracking through under the clouds and lit the entire sky red. Like a bunch of crazy’s, we ran back to the edge of the canyon to set back up, as the red quickly melted away. I mananged to get a few shots off before it was all gone. No one else faired as well. As we packed one last time, and kicked ourselves in the butt, we all rehearsed in our minds, ” wait for the “light after the light”.