Even though it’s hot and sticky weather, I am drawn to photographing storm clouds because they are dramatic.

This storm cell was viewed looking to the east from Ladera Ranch late Friday afternoon.  I was running an errand near home, saw the clouds and then dashed home to quickly grab a camera and lens to capture it.

The storm didn’t get that close to us, but in adjacent Riverside county, the weather certainly had a powerful effect.

Even today we’re still feeling this heat wave, monsoon moisture and are heading down to the beach in hopes it will be a bit cooler.

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Technical Info:  Fuji X-E1, 60mm lens, 200 ISO  1/2700th at f6.4, processed in LR5 using Replichrome presets