For two days in a row we have had these mini thunderstorms come in. There will be just one small area with a dark cloud that has the thunder and rain but the rain only falls in a spot about a half mile wide and long. Both days it has happened in almost exactly the same spot which is about a mile from mile house.
I haven't benefited from any rain but it did cool the place down for about an hour.
On the second day I watched the themometer as the storm moved in and it went from 108 degrees to 89 degrees in just about ten minutes. About a half hour after the storm it was back up to 103 degrees!
I decided to get out and take some photos of the clouds this day. This first shot is of the mini storm dropping its rain.
Pots of Gold!!!!
I caught this rainbow just after the storm stopped. I couldn't decide which end of the rainbow I should look at for that pot of gold. Taken with the Sigma 10-20mm with CP filter. I had to watch using the filter on this one because I could rotate it just to the right spot and actually make the rainbow disappear from the shot.
Another storm trying to build in the distance. I was really worried about this photo after I got home and started looking at them closer. I had set the exposure to -1EV and it came out way too dark but thanks to Elements I was able to save the shot.