Patience and warm beer

We had a very sudden and fairly violent thunderstorm pop up this evening right at sunset. It moved from the southwest, as they tend to do, and pretty quickly the violent gusts of wind and battering rain had moved on, leaving a fantastic hole in the clouds revealing the remains of the sunset just off in the west and northwest sky. I stood under the eaves of my deck, dialed in 2 stops of underexposure compensation on my camera and just waited for something interesting to happen. It did, the shutter lag did not lose the shot, and I got something I like quite a lot.

My beer did get warm during the wait, however. This falls under the category of ‘first world problem’.

categories:  weather   tags:  weather, lightning, sunsets