Sunset Before the Storm

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Daniel Hendrickson

On a sunny afternoon June 6,2012,my son & I decided we would storm chase a severe thunderstorm about 10-15 miles East of us. As we drove out of town on top of a ridge, I realized the storm had stalled and was actually backfilling(Moving East to West),a somewhat rare occurrance. As we watched this storm approach us, my wife called frantically saying the storm was now pelting our house with ping pong size hail. We were literally on the edge of this massive storm as I noticed the sun setting over the Colorado Rockies. The pic was taken with a Nokia N8, w/ 12mp Carl Zeiss Lens; yes, a cell phone!

Location: Ridge Road, Castle Rock, CO


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