the color of death far away.

Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines blew up in 1991. More than 800 people were killed in what has been called the second-largest volcanic explosion of the 20th century. Some few months later, the ash had made its way skyward, encircling the entire world. I was at a convenience gas station at the intersection of two small roads in the middle of the Texas plains with no town anywhere nearby, and the sun tried to set. The dust from the volcano halfway around the world challenged the light and made it run incredible reds and oranges.
This is before Photoshop, HDR, and tonemapping.  These are the true colors of that night.  The gas prices you see dimly lit up in the center were $1.19 and $1.14.