Sunset Storm, Truckee CA

Something really magical happens when the golden light of a sunset combines with the deep grey clouds of a storm. Often I’m inside and notice what’s happening too late to find a scenic place to capture it, but this day I happened to be driving across Martis Valley on my way home. Even better, I had my camera with me.

Dry sage brush and a dirt road leading across Martis Valley towards the hills under the rich light of a sunset storm, Truckee, CaliforniaAn airplane lands at Truckee Airport under from dramatic stormy skies, Truckee, California

Dry sage brush and a dirt road leading across Martis Valley towards the hills under the rich light of a sunset storm; An airplane lands at Truckee Airport under from dramatic stormy skies.

Looking across Martis Valley, stormy skies tinted with the glow of sunset, and only traces of snow o the hills, Truckee, California

Looking across Martis Valley, stormy skies tinted with the glow of sunset, and only traces of snow o the hills.

The beautiful layers of dry grasses, pine trees and hills under that magical light you get when a storm and a sunset coincide, Truckee, CaliforniaCars travelling across Martis Valley look like tiny dots beneath the stormy sky, with Castle Peak in the distance, Truckee, California

The beautiful layers of dry grasses, pine trees and hills under that magical light you get when a storm and a sunset coincide; Cars travelling across Martis Valley look like tiny dots beneath the stormy sky, with Castle Peak in the distance.

Looking across the dry, snowless Martis Valley, lit golden under the light of a sunset storm, with grey storm clouds looming over the mountains, Truckee, California

Looking across the dry, snowless Martis Valley, lit golden under the light of a sunset storm, with grey storm clouds looming over the mountains.

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