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This sunset in Halsey, Nebraska, was like an aerial waterfall.

I have always been a sucker for unusual cloud formations.

I climbed the stairs of the observation tower at the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey in anticipation of shooting a typically spectacular Nebraska sunset. Instead, I discovered this aerial waterfall.

I have stared at this image many times. Each time my mind transports me to the rim of a canyon where a wide river is running east to west. I can feel the cool vapor and hear the roar of the water as it thunders over the falls.

When I was a kid, my brothers and I would lie on our backs and turn clouds into animals, birds and fish. I still do that. Being able to imagine is a wonderful gift.

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