Photographer's Note

I know there are many sunset photos on TE much better than this one but this photo is very special to me so I am going to post it anyways. I took this photo while trekking in the Shimla district of HP, India.

The story behind this Sunset is that I was on a trek and was camping at the base of a pass in the evening. The whole day had been kind of cloudy and somber. I was sitting close to the bonfire in the evening when I saw these amazing sunlight colours on the mountain that I was going to attempt to cross the next day. Just from the colour of the sunlight on the mountain peak, I knew that it was going to be a very pretty sunset with monsoon clouds.

Since I was in a forest on a mountain, I had to find some place from where I could have a clear look at the sunset. My chances for finding some decent place with a clear view were really one in a million but I still tried my luck. Anyways I ran like crazy and in about half an hour I was really very lucky to find this amazing lookout from where I took this photo. From this lookout on a clear day one could see the Valleys 2500 meters below. Yes that is how impressive this place was and it was'nt mentioned on any of the maps or guide.

The lesson I learned: The best places on Earth are not mentioned on any of the maps and you just discover them by chance and luck. Secondly Don't Give Up, you never know what luck will have in store for you.

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