Smith Valley is just over the Pinenut Mountains from the towns of Minden and Gardnerville, Nevada.
The main exposure was 1/500th second at f/8, ISO 200. Five exposures captured one stop apart were adjusted in Adobe Lightroom, then combined in PhotomatixPro 6.
The sun sets through smoke from the Preacher Fire in the Pinenut Mountains, as seen from adjacent Smith Valley, Nevada.Summer thunderstorms often drift east as sunset approaches, so you can follow them just outside of where they're dropping rain. On this night however the sun was putting on a better show to the west, as it set through smoke from the Preacher Fire.