Thursday, July 23, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Thunderstorm Sunset

High Wire Sunset by Gusto! 7-20-09 7:35 p.m.

Down Draft 7-20-09 by Gusto! 7:12 p.m. MST

Monday thunderstorm 7-20-09 by Gusto! 7:09 p.m. MST

(Do yourself a favor and click to enlarge!)


Gus took these photos on Monday night as we headed down to Rita Ranch to fill the gas tank in my car. Thankfully we brought the camera with us as the views were spectacular along Houghton and Rita Roads. Gus stopped at various points along the way and snapped these photos off to the west towards the I-10 corridor and Sahuarita. The photos are in reverse order because I put his favorite shot up first. I picked the other two from out of the 45 or more shots that he took using the Nikon D80 and the 70 to 300 mm lens.

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19 comments:

lovelylovelythings said...

A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!! ~xo Jess

Gaelyn said...

Wow, excellent job Guso! I love the energy from these skies.

Vickie said...

Beautiful images! The first one is my favorite too but they are all beautiful.

dAwN said...

Great photos..The first photo is my favorite as well..nice composition!

Arija said...

I love the first one too, particularly since the towers tell the time, five past eleven.
All shots are really striking, aren't you glad you went for the petrol?

bobbie said...

Don't go anywhere without that camera. these are sensational.

Celeste said...

Wow! Those are some fearsome skies! Very dramatic.
Have fun black lighting with Doug on Sunday :)

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Denise said...

Hi Kathie, very dramatic photos, great SWF share. Have a lovely weekend.

Linnea W said...

Oh my...those are some devilish looking skies! That second shot is amazing. Don't know if I would want to drive through that!

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful. I have power lines in my photos too, but not as beautiful as yours!

My Skywatch Friday

Linda said...

Great drama in these shots. The first one just stops you in your tracks.

Tone said...

Beautiful and dramatic photos!

Heather said...

Wow, what drama and intensity. Nice images that Gus caught! It's crazy how tiny that lightning bolt is in the 3rd picture.

Roy said...

That looks very unpleasant Kathie.

Ruth said...

What exceptional photos, beautiful and powerful!

Abraham Lincoln said...

It has been a while since I saw rain falling like that. It is a beautiful sight.
Abraham Lincoln

Larry said...

I am fascinated by thunderstorms but don't like it when they come close to my home.I'm always afraid of damage.I like the photos.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

I like all three of them. Did you every run into that rain?

The colors you get in the sunsets are just stunning.