This photo was taken a few weeks ago at sunset, directly after a torrential storm. Practically all of Philadelphia took photos of the sky that night. Nearly everyone on our block was outside snapping shots and marveling at how incredible it was. "I've never seen anything like this in my life!" "Are we still on earth?" My Instagram feed exploded with similar photos that evening--all different shades of orange, yellow, pink were captured from every quarter of the city. It was one of those times in which all of humanity (at least everyone we came across) was basking in our humanness, our smallness on this earth, and the reality that something we see everyday can astound us with an unexpected beauty. It stopped us all in our tracks and demanded our attention.
This image was the only one that I took that night. In hindsight, I wish that I would have taken more but, at the time, I just wanted to enjoy it! This image was straight out of camera--not even a touch of editing.