The waterfront is a truly great photo location in Buffalo, NY. One gets the view of the western horizon over Lake Erie, which provides for outstanding sunsets. There are also more and more enjoyable waterfront spots providing for pleasant walks, jogs, or bike rides, that also look great in photographs. And as here, most of Buffalo's weather comes over the lake. Being there will make you one of the first to see what's coming! On this particular hot summer day, one storm front passed through around 10 AM and provided very dramatic dark clouds right over downtown Buffalo. This photo is of a smaller storm that brewed in the afternoon, included lightning, and quickly moved to southeast bypassing the waterfront. It looked very intense and sent many boaters packing.