This is probably not the first image that came to your mind when seeing this post’s title. But there it is — a blazing sunset over the Hudson River taken from the New Jersey side looking east toward New York. Yes, just north of the city, is a gorgeous green state that goes for hundreds of miles all the way up to the border with Canada.
What’s special about this photo is that I snapped it when I was in high school. That’s right, this was before digital, before Photoshop, and before sex (well, for me). Got your attention? ‘My first SLR’, my high school sweetheart and I were wandering around the New Jersey coast and lo and behold, the sky was really that ‘on fire’. But what I always liked the most about this shot was the little tug boat and its tiny lights.