It was last year, I was down in Casper for work and I was told about this rare “natural” event going on nearby. Now I say natural, but it’s a manmade construct that made for the unique images I captured. The Pathfinder Dam was beyond its limit. Rather than spill over the top, an emergency spillway was constructed just for this type of event. This had only happened a few times in the dam’s 100+ year history.
I drove out one night with a friend and took a few pictures. Typically I go on trips and carry more gear than I ever use, but around this time I had been lightening my load and being a little more intentional with what I had with me. No tripod, just one camera a lens and my iPhone to capture the event. We made it there before sunset and were greeted to some spectacular views, but I knew I’d have to return once again before I left town.