This spring has provided me with a number of good opportunities to follow the clouds and storms. I rarely start out with a specific destination in mind. The WeatherBug radar shows me where there might be something to head towards, and then I will scan the horizon as soon as I get outside of town and let my muse guide me. This day I had gone out towards the northeast and was rewarded with this. I told my wife that I had been driving along and happened to look over my shoulder and saw this scene developing.
I really was out in the middle of nowhere and had not seen much traffic at all for some time. With that and no obvious wide spots in the road to pull over I just stopped on the road with my right tires just off on the shoulder. The solitude was wonderful, the wind was pushing along at a nice steady pace and the marching clouds provided for very dynamic lighting. I walked up and down the road some enjoying the breeze and watching the light unfold. The grain elevator ducked in and out of the light a number of times and I kept shooting until I was certain that I had captured something that would convey my feelings being there.
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever. It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
(Originally published June 6, 2016)