Monday, August 29, 2011

Monsoonal Thunderhead ~ Temecula Valley, California

I finally realized that to photograph this monster thundercloud, I had to go west, to Deluz,  about 5 miles west of Temecula, California. The temps in Temecula last Saturday reached nearly 110 degrees, and this monsoonal cloud brought plenty of trouble with it; A lightning caused wildfire in Anza, a downpour on a music festival in Idyllwild, and a tornado that touched down in Winchester, Ca. This was shot with a 16mm wide angle lens and still didnt get it all! For reference, the small dots on the hills in the foreground are avocado trees... click image to enlarge.

Enjoy!  SE