When you witness a perfect Colorado sunset reflecting on a lake with the
Rocky Mountains separating sky from land and water… it makes your
heart leap.

Colorado Sunset Time-Lapse – In A Colorado Minute (Week 341) [4k]

A few weeks ago, I caught such a colorful and rather dramatic sunset
on camera, while filming at St. Vrain State Park. Traditionally with
this video series, I’ve waited until the last week of being in a place
to publish a sunset time-lapse video from the location. And I’ve been
holding on to this one…
But with the dramatic change in the American political, social and cultural landscape that happened this week,
I find this video of a Colorado sunset as fitting as if this had been
my last week in Colorado or the USA. To me this week marks the end of an

We still have a few weeks before Donald Trump becomes
president of the United States. (Is this really happening?) But the big
change is already here: we have learned how many people in this country
believe that a man, who has expressed his sexist, racist and
ethnocentric views freely, can and should represent them in the world. I
am personally in shock.

The sunset is a symbol for how many of us
feel right now: something ended for us… and we don’t know what will
come tomorrow. This person that is about to have the most significant
influence over American and world politics, has not even clearly stated
his policy ideas and strategies. We have a sense of his “values” (which
are disturbing), but we don’t know yet how they will play into new laws
and actions that will end up affecting us all…

Most of the
people who watch my videos, probably don’t read the long posts I publish
alongside with them. And that’s totally fine. Maybe in this case, it’s
even better. The Colorado sunset is beautiful all on its own. My anxiety
about our future due to what we learned this week is not beautiful at
all. And I don’t really want to make anyone more miserable or scared
than they already are.
For more pretty escapism, check out my video “St. Vrain State Park – In A Colorado Minute (Week 333)“.

The song featured in the video is “On The Shore” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). It’s licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. Thank you, Kevin!

Colorado sunset over the Rocky Mountains and Coot Pond in St. Vrain State Park

I’ll be posting photos from different stages of this sunset throughout this week to the In A Colorado Minute 2016 Flickr album, on Google+ and Facebook.

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