"Center Stage:" The night I took this photo was unusually cool for a typical summer night in mid-summer Arizona. Of course, it didn't help my temperature that I had already been saturated by the rains, having shot for several hours already, and I just had to go up into the elevations of the mountains in Prescott to try to capture a different perspective on an incoming storm. The wind was blowing the clouds so fast, that, at this elevation, it truly looked like fog rolling through at a fast-forward speed. Also, being in the mountains meant that the acoustic of the thunder was amplified into a surround-sound experience, almost like being in a quality theater. The lightning was darting left and right and I kept moving my camera to try to best capture it. Finally, somehow almost magically, it stopped playing coy and took center stage, illuminating as far as the bushes just in front of me and beyond with its powerful, natural light.