Friday, August 5, 2016

Monsoon Storms


They held off until August but, the monsoon storms have finally arrived.  We've had wind and rain almost every evening this week.  The photo above was taken looking west from my house.  On this particular night we had some great color in the sky.


We also had a bigger storm approaching from the north.  The sky over the mountain looked dark and there were flashes of distant lightening that would make the edges of the mountain light up.  I tried to catch one of those flashes but no luck.


The next night we had some really blustery weather.  Again, this is a view to the west with a decidedly dark and stormy sky heading this way.  We got quite a lot of rain from this one.  At times it came down so hard that they halted incoming flights at the airport.  Hopefully, there is more rain to come.  We sure do need it.

10 comments:

Andy said...

The sky in the first photo is breathtaking.

Halcyon said...

What gorgeous skies. Love the color in the first one. :D

Lowell said...

Super photos, Sharon! We love rain here, too. If it doesn't rain here for a few days it starts to look like a desert. Glad that the monsoons have finally arrived. That first shot is tres magnifique !

Steve Reed said...

It's really hard to photograph lightning. I think you have to set the shutter at a very slow speed and basically just hold it open on a patch of stormy sky, and hope lightning strikes during that time! Works best with a dark sky, obviously.

I love that sunset shot! The clouds are really dramatic.

William Kendall said...

Dramatic and brooding. Someone I know up around Tucson also loves photographing these monsoon clouds.

RedPat said...

I love that sunset, Sharon! The clouds in the last pic are rather scary.

Judy said...

Beautiful sky pictures. We are also enjoying the rain.

Jack said...

Wow, Sharon, your first image is a dazzler.

Karl Demetz said...

The first photo is breathtaking, Sharon !

Bob Crowe said...

I imagine you also get some spectacular sunsets in dry weather when the air is full of dust.