If there is one thing I have learned when it comes to landscapes is that after a rain storm has gone by in the summer, you’d best be out with the camera. If the skies to the west are clear then odds are there will be some good light on some great clouds that evening. Yesterday was one of those exact days. Clear all day, light wind and then an afternoon shower. Now it is deceptive because the sky goes dark and the clouds stay socked in but if they open up then it will be gorgeous. Odds are that’s what happens, they open up and move on.
I did my usual and it’s what I encourage you to do. Drive around with a camera on your lap, watch the sky, watch the light and find a good spot to make a few clicks. This was a simple click with the D5 and 24-70 AF-S. Nothing more then finding the right foreground to go with the amazing background. A little help in ACR and done. It feels great when it all goes that smoothly and you come back with a couple images.