[Part 2 of 2] Check out last week’s coppery, earlier scene from here, if you haven’t yet. For this shot, I had retreated back to the vehicle, parked about 50 feet east of the Arizona/New Mexico line, due to light rain and just a little nearby lightning. I was barely in New Mexico; the fence, scrub brush and mountains are across the road in Arizona. The yellower light of a few minutes before reddened, with more blue too, imparting a filtered magenta tone to sky and land as the very last rays of the sun reflected off clouds aloft that couldn’t be seen directly. I’ve seen a lot of amazing sunsets, but this truly was different. The diffused, pastel color evolution, bathing such a richly textured land and sky, was breathtaking, and will remain indelibly branded into my appreciative reminiscences of the whole 2021 Southwest storm and landscape expedition.