Neither rain, nor lightning . . . nor hail!
Back on a rural land photography assignment for Hemingway Land Company in remote northwest Rio Rancho, New Mexico, I had to wait out a deluge, hail, and lightning to get these photos! A lot can happen in 30 miles in the evening during the monsoon season in New Mexico, and that was certainly the case as I left Albuquerque in mostly sunny skies only to end up surrounded by dark clouds in all directions in Rio Rancho. I got a few quick photos, then the rain came and I took cover inside my Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. In the middle of the rain I saw in my rearview mirror a lone rider on horseback. I could not tell who liked it least being caught in the rain, man or horse!
The rain eventually stopped and I popped back out with my Nikon D750 and Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 SP ultra wide angle lens mounted on my Induro tripod to start shooting some HDR landscape photos of the already coming sunset. Rain is good for getting clean, colorful light at least!