After touring the Antelope Canyon that morning, I drove east to Zion National Park for a few days of hiking. I had picked this location while scouting Google Earth prior to my trip, and had planned to shoot the sunset that night. With monsoon season upon us, I decided to setup early to secure my spot, but also hope to get some amazing storm shots in contrast to the usual sunset shots from that location. Over 2hrs, and a nasty thunderstorm later, I stood there soaked and ready to capture the post-storm light. As I was about to give up, the clouds broke slightly, casting an amazing light over the Virgin River and The Watchman Mountain.
Photo of the Day selected by: Ryan Mense
36mm · f/8.0 · 1.6s · ISO 100