I haven’t shared a #WayBackMachine image in a long time, and for those that don’t know, these are posts that share an image that I have previously shared, but thought would be worth sharing again. In this case it is an image from back in Aug. 2010 of what I felt was almost a perfect storm while out storm chasing in the Arizona desert.
My wife and I had been out chasing all day, these great thunderstorms kept popping up all over the valley. They were all very isolated and very fast. I don’t think any of them ever hit the severe warned state, but I could be wrong about that, but in any case almost all of them were simply gorgeous and it was fascinating to watch them build and then break up so quickly. This image, captured just a little north of Florence, AZ was one of those storms. We were heading south when this scene started to develop right before my eyes. I slammed on the brakes, pulled off the highway and grabbed a camera. I ended up shooting something like 8 different rainbows that day, but this one is far and away my favorite rainbow I have ever shot.
How can you not love having a rainbow, a downpour rain shaft and blue skies all in the same image?