I must be getting better at this because I did not have to edit a single one of these. AKA: it helps to have a camera with automatic night landscape lighting and auto-focus. Still, I had to drive around and find the shots. So, I get some credit, people!
The evening colors really are that amazing in person. The clear mountain air and bright winter sun combined to make a spectacular show for everyone out at the national park in late December. If only I could take pictures of the stars! Better than the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, I tell ya.