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I try not to drive on the Katy Freeway (Interstate 10), in Houston, unless it's absolutely necessary. It's always under construction, and it always takes five times longer than it should to get anywhere. Late in October, a couple of years ago, I had a meeting with my writer's group, though, and had to attend. We were preparing for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which was going to begin a couple of days after the meeting. Every November, thousands of people attempt to write a novel in thirty days. If you want to be a writer, and need a kick in the pants to get you started, a deadline of 1,667 words every day for thirty days in a row will definitely get you motivated (or convince you that writing's not for you).

Anyway, I was stuck in traffic, assuming I was going to be late for the meeting, and then the sky began to change as the sun sank lower in the west. The light from the sun started bouncing off the clouds and produced a radiant, fiery glow. I took dozens and dozens of shots. This is one of my favorites. I'll post another one tomorrow (here it is) that emphasizes the overpasses more and the traffic less.

Very little post-processing was done. The levels were adjusted in Photoshop, then it was sharpened and resized before uploading.

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