I was hiking around Watson Lake and I knew I had about 10-15 minutes before the the rain (and later hail) got to my area so I hiked down to a favorite cove for some last pictures. I setup my composition and clicked off about 5 shots and did a quick image review to make sure the scene looked good. When I got to the last image I noticed a bright spot in the upper right of the image so I zoomed in to review the image and to my surprise I found that I had caught a lighting strike. What are the odds for that?
The summer monsoon rain can bring in some large thunderstorms that can develop into some amazing scenes.
The summer monsoon rain can bring in some large thunderstorms that can be interesting to watch. This scene kind of reminded me of an alien movie.
I was hiking around Watson Lake looking for a water related composition when I turned around to see these fantastic clouds sweeping across the sky.
I was photographing in the Granite Dells when I turned around to see this interesting cloud formation and waited for it to come across the opening of the canyon.
It is amazing to me when I find a lone big boulder along a flat plateau. The question that comes up for me is 'How did it get there?'.
Between A Rock And A Hard Place
You just never know what interesting formation you are going to come across when hiking in the Granite Dells. Who knows how long ago this rock fell but I do not think it is going anywhere very soon.
The Granite Dells has many hidden canyons and this one had some amazing formations. The challenge is finding a good spot to photograph and getting back out.
Last Rock Standing
Some ridge tops within the Granite Dells have these lone rocks and you just wonder how it got there.
On The Edge
Over millions of years the erosion process has left some remarkable patterns and rounded boulders in the Granite Dells.
Over millions of years the erosion process in the Granite Dells has created some wonderful rock formations and patterns.
The Way Out
Rock scrambling in the Dells can be fun but sometimes the way in is the only way back out of a slot canyon.
I was hiking along a ridge top in the Granite Dells when I came across this large split in the granite where some tall grass had grown up and it reminded me of flames coming out of the granite.
Nothing like being at the right place at the right time. I was hiking in the Granite Dells during a storm when the clouds opened up to put on a wonderful light show.
Hiking some of the canyons in the Granite Dells can be challenging but some how we always find a way to get through.
Some of the granite rock formations remind me of something so they get a name and is also used as a reference point once in the Dells.
Butt Face Rock
Hiking the Dells over the years I have started to name some rock formations that look like something. When I found this location the choice seemed obvious.
Hiking the Dells over the years I have started to name some rock formations that look like something. When I found this location the choice seemed obvious. I liked this image in both color and B&W so I have posted both versions.
Nothing like being at the right place at the right time. I was hiking in the Granite Dells as a storm front moved all around me when the clouds opened to illuminate this one peak.