Passing Storm

The other night we had a wicked storm roll through our area.  Very high winds and about 3/4 of an inch of rain in twenty minutes.  Very intense.  I had to go to the store to get a few items and when I walked outside the sky was starting to glow.  I knew that there were a few places on the road to the store where you are kinda out in the middle of a very large area with sweeping panoramic views.  So I knew what I had to do.  Grab my camera and go for a ride.

I came to the first stop light and the skies were really just starting to clear so the sun was shining while the massive storm clouds rolled by.  I carefully pulled over as far as I could, put on my four way flashers and took this picture.

     I liked what I saw and the traffic whizzing by wasn’t too bad (or dangerous) so I kept shooting.  I varied the zoom and the left to right sweep but the above shot was the best.  The clouds weren’t moving too fast but were changing dramatically every minute.  So I continued to shoot.  As I did the sun continued to go down and the colors became even more saturated.  That’s when I shot this next image.

     This is my favorite thing about clouds.  I shot these two probably ten minutes apart and look how different they are.  I love the volcano like pink cloud erupting from the center. So my advice to you is always carry your camera.  And when it is near sunrise or sunset times keep a keen eye to the sky.  Of course if you are driving you need to keep at least one eye on the road.  But make sure you keep the other on those pretty passing clouds.

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About mikemeyerphotopro

I've been photographing beautiful clouds and skies and landscapes for 30 years. So that's about all you'll see here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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