2005-03-26 - Cloud Mountain

This was taken yesterday evening as a big thunderstorm rolled by my house. It was an amazing sight - around dusk this enourmous cloud appeared on the horizon, brilliantly illuminated against an otherwise dark sky.

I ran to get the camera but the light was already fading and the cloud losing its shape, so I had to take a handheld shot at 1/20s, F1.8 @ ISO 800 (hence a bit of noise and blur). I then went to get the tripod and took some more shots but none had quite the same feel as this one, even though they were technically better.