classic Rockies afternoon thunderstorm preparing to unleash the fury of mother nature (near the continental divide)
There’s ferocious thunder in Seattle this afternoon, and lightning. Best of all, there’s lots of rain (real bite) with this storminess. My garden just might pull through our Death Valleyish summer. And that’s my opening for this image, taken near the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains of Montana (closer to Butte than Bozeman).
These were some of the darkest storm clouds I’ve ever seen and the effect was magnified because we were in the sun. I’m glad I have the fencerow in the foreground as proof I wasn’t fiendishly overzealous with my editing. This was taken with a 16-35 Nikkor. Immediately following the taking of this picture, the sun disappeared and it got scary and I got the heck outta there. Poking around in abandoned mines is one thing, wandering outside in the middle of an electrical storm while standing (taller than most anything else for a mile around) next to a barbed wire fence is something entirely different.