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Posts tagged “storm

stragglers …

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… flood water flowing through grass down the hill from my house.


rays of hope …

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… in Green River, Utah.


collision …

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… in the sky above I-80 in southern Wyoming. From my 2015 trip, re-edited.


the storm …

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Sometimes when you’re driving in the West, you see a thunderstorm. It’s far off, still nascent, an indistinct dark smudge on the horizon perhaps a hundred miles away.

In the East, you don’t see a storm so far ahead. That’s because you can’t see the fullness of the storm until it’s literally over your head. In the East, the sky is smaller — topography, tall buildings, and trees obscure the horizon.

In the West, you keep driving toward that still-small gray mass. You look to the side through the driver’s window and see blue sky dotted with puffy cumulus clouds. You look out the passenger window; you see the same pastoral placidity. There’s psychological comfort in those little white pearls floating in the blue sky beside you. But in front of you?

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towering …

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… over Wilkins, Nevada, off Route 93.


unruly …

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… along Route 359 in Montana, en route to Yellowstone National Park.


storm …

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… east of Eureka, Nevada, on Route 50, “the loneliest road in America.”


western storm …

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rain over Castle Valley …

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desolation …


… along Route 93 north of Wilkins, Nevada.


Bitter Creek Road …

Posted earlier from my summer road trip. This version employs a few tricks taught to me by Greg Stene to bring out more shadow detail.


Castle Valley rain …

Another angle of an earlier post. This is looking west out of Castle Valley into Professor Valley near Moab, Utah.


a distant storm …


… off Route 128 near Cisco, Utah.


truckin’ under a storm …


center of the storm …


storm …


Actually, three storms converging. In many places in the West, the entire storm can be seen. Here, driving through south-central Wyoming, I saw five — yes, five — thunderstorms in the sky around me. Out here, the sky is so, so big …


storm over Castle Valley …


off Route 128 northeast of Moab, Utah …


big sky, big anger …


the rain and the light …


Green River, Utah. The San Rafael Swell is in the background.


cauldron …


cauldron …