Wyoming Monsoon Lightning
The storms of mid to late summer always have a different feel to them. Compared to June, moisture is harder to come by. Hot temperatures mean a greater dew point spread. This leads to higher cloud bases, which allows the sun to sneak in underneath, especially later in the evening. These monsoon-style storms can create truly stunning sunsets when the timing is right. There were 2 rounds of storms on this day. The first hit around 6pm, bringing a bit of lightning and a rainbow. But it was too early and too bright out to get the pictures I wanted, so I waited for the next round. After 8pm a line of thunderstorms descended out of the Bighorn Mountains. I went to a dead end road on a hilltop with a wide open view of the sky. The majority of lightning bolts struck to my north. But I pointed my camera west towards the golden light over the mountains, even though lightning was less frequent. After 360 some photos, I caught these 5 strikes which I stacked into 1 picture.