We’re expecting a few days of heavy rain in Dallas (called a “frog strangler” in Texas slang). Last night I looked up from my office and realized there were some low clouds that were turning quite colorful. I didn’t have much time but grabbed my cameras, texted a friend, and we met out at one of my favorite sunset spots in Dallas: White Rock Lake.
I picked the meeting spot based on where I knew the sun would be setting and where I thought the colors would be most “explosive”. Unfortunately I hit a ton of traffic and missed the actual sunset, but that was ok, I thought. When we arrived at my spot, my original view just wasn’t that good. I was kind of bummed but had already drug my equipment out there so I tried to find another composition that would make for a good photo.
Wouldn’t you believe it that just to the left of my original planned view were some amazing colors? I shot a video to help explain it, but I was reminded of an important lesson last night: do not focus so much on what you think should happen that you miss what is happening. Here’s the video (it’s a bit shaky and oddly zoomed on my face, sorry)!
And here’s the final image: