Mojave Desert Rainstorm

Equipment Info
E-30
State/Province/Region
CA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Mojave National Preserve
Town
Baker
Brief Directions

Go to Baker, California, and go east across Interstate 15 to the beginning of Mojave National Preserve.

Description

I was so lucky to get this shot in early October of 2010. I was headed home to San Diego, CA, after several weeks of touring the Southwest, which included a black-and-white workshop at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Late afternoon traffic backed up to Baker along I-15 convinced me to find a motel room, then go shooting before sunset. I had barely started photographing just inside the Mojave National Preserve when I lucked into a rain squall coming from the east as the sun was still shining in the west from a low angle. Only a few raindrops fell on me, but I beat a retreat to my car when lightning approached. I converted the image to black and white in Nik's Silver Efex Pro. Thank goodness for the traffic that made me stop for the night. Definitely a lucky break.

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Date Added
September 23, 2014
Date Taken
September 23, 2014

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