It’s been hot in Colorado lately (although it really is true that the low humidity makes it much less miserable. Still, with the higher altitude and thinner air, the sun in intense. I’ve been walking later in the evening, which gets me outside at sunset. I took the following four photos within 15 minutes or so of each other.
That’s Pikes Peak in the distance, which is southwest of Monument. In other words, the sun was way off to my right as I took this photo. I’m not sure why I got the burst in the middle of this photo, but I’ll take it.
The lights of downtown Monument line the bottom of this photo.