HAVEN, Wis. -- "When the sun has set, no candle can replace it," said George R.R. Martin. Apparently the Game of Thrones patriarch has never been to Whistling Straits.

Because within minutes after 7:30 p.m., this:

Quickly transformed into this:

Which bled into...

Even when that star fell over the horizon, it's light continued to burn bright.

Quite the beautiful, serene moment. That is, until I realized I had missed the last cab out of the media center, leading to this "Bruce Banner is a lonely man on the highway" end to my day:

In a related note, as I type this, my dogs are barking, and loudly at that.

Totally worth it.

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