Early December Sunset in the Monument
Colorado National Monument, Colorado, 2013
"Belt of Venus" is the name given to the phenomenon in which a pink glow from the backscattering of longer visible wavelengths of light hovers over the horizon in the east at sunset and the west at sunrise. This belt is even more dramatic when contrasted with snow. Add a layer of red rock for more contrast. Add a second layer of red rock for an image that features warm and cool tones alternating from top to bottom. Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.