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New Landscape: Storm Rise

Larry Weidel
Storm Rise

Storm Rise

In the West, afternoon clouds slowly build up in the summertime—sometimes bringing massive amounts of rain, lightning, and flash floods.

Thankfully the rains did not come on this particular day, but what did grace the skies was an ethereal formation of clouds, heightened by the interplay of light and shadow.

I had been stalking a small herd of pronghorn antelopes hoping to gather some wildlife images.

As I turned around to grab a different lens from my camera bag, I glanced up and was astounded by the incredible illumination of clouds. I had been so focused on the pronghorns that I was unaware of what was happening in the sky right over my shoulder.

The light conditions were superb, a rare combination of atmospheric conditions and a strikingly beautiful cloud composition.