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There’s nothing quite like a spectacular sunset. The only problem is the day you go out and set up your tripod hoping to take a sunset photo is the day that the sun just kind of sinks into the horizon in a very blah manner.

You’ve got to have equal parts skill and serendipity to capture an amazing sunset like the one John J Young did here.

One of the most important factors (the most important?) is that you need  clouds in the sky but not just any clouds — you need clouds that sit just above the horizon so that they’ll catch the light as the sun sets. On the evening that John took this picture, a fast moving storm had just swept through the area. The clouds it left behind were amazing.

He wasn’t the only one who got a great picture of the sky Wednesday night. Check out our Flickr pool to see more, including this one and this one.

Joe Newman

Joe is a recovering journalist who fled the Florida suburbs to work as a media strategist for a DC-based NGO. His goal in life, besides ridding society of the Oxford comma, is to take a year-long photo trek around the world. In the meantime, you can find him wandering the streets of the nation’s capital taking pictures of unsuspecting strangers. He also blogs about photography on the Huffington Post.

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