Clay Isbell / UGC

May 14

Nearly every person interviewed for our Photo of the Week expresses the same idea in some fashion: it’s all about being in the right place in the right time.

The same holds true for Clay Isbell, but the amateur photographer put his lucky moment — which happened while driving near Amarillo, Texas — into perspective like this:

“There’s not a whole lot to see in West Texas,” he said. “I saw that sunset, I was riding down the highway, I saw the farm equipment — it all set up a beautiful picture.”

Isbell was on a road trip in February 2009 when he found the favorable conditions that set the stage for his sunset shot.

Isbell is a manager at a shipyard near the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Louisiana. He lives in Abita Springs, which is situated about 30 miles north of New Orleans.

For fun, he takes road trips to the Four Corner states — Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah — where he can snap photos of his passions. “The perfect thing for me is old barns, landscapes and ghost towns.”

Isbell will be heading out on the road again real soon. He is planning a drive to Colorado, where he’ll focus on Aspen and Durango. “Who knows — maybe I’ll catch another sunset.”

To see more of his photos, click here.

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