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Rain Sun

Rain Sun

A line of thunderstorms and its gusty shelf of outflow clouds combined to produce this peculiar interplay of light and shadow, the normally bright late afternoon sun muted into a ghostly glowing orb by curtains of rain. The rain was just dense enough to safely view the sun without blotting it out entirely. At bottom, in the distant background, the partially obscured grain elevators of Fort Dodge mark the distance at which the rain reached the ground. Something about a rain-filtered, late day sun always has captivated me, perhaps because of its uncommonness, perhaps because of its often disorienting redistribution of outdoor light. This scene embraced me even more than that of a small, distant tornado which had just dissipated moments before, far to the left and off the image.

3 NW Duncombe IA (11 Jun 4) looking W.