Satisfied that I had at least one good vantage point for sunset shots, I explored a swampy area behind me, which gave virtually perfect reflections and made this composition possible:
The shot above was converted to black and white, then given a differential toning of the shadows and highlights. Reclining nude?
Back to my chosen tree as the sun neared the horizon and the clouds swirled in the high altitude winds.
I caught a bird flying into a scene that I set up, but did not have time to alter camera settings to freeze the rapid motion. Had I prepared for the possibility, a pop of flash might have turned the anonymous silhouette into an identifiable species. I'm still glad for the movement it adds to the scene, though, and I think some amount of blur is appropriate to the mood. The paintbrush sky was amazing.
In this broader view, you can see that the orange tones were concentrated in a narrow band, contrasting with the blue that persisted.
The sun's last gasp may have elicited a gasp from me!
[Canon DSLRs and various lenses, all manual exposure settings]