20110708, a set on Flickr.
Today we had the third straight day of crazy weather. This afternoon the dark clouds rolled in, the lightning cracked, and the rain poured. It was coming down in buckets as it has the past three days. Later today on my drive home the clouds were reforming to the west over the foothills creating some dramatic sun rays as the sun poked through two existing holes in the cloud cover. I didn’t have my camera so no photos of that, but when I got home there was a storm forming over head while the sunset was unobstructed making for some strong sunlight at the same time there was some serious rain starting up again. I took a quick drive down the road and caught the following image of a lightning strike with a deep golden glow from the sunset followed by the dark of the storm with a purple hue around the lightning strike. I took this with my 11-16mm lens at 16mm. There was some seriously yellow light hitting some grass making the photos look totally fake (I didn’t post the most dramatic of those images).