14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sunset meets Rain

One evening while traveling through town with my husband I checked the local radar and noticed a typical summer storm passing through. I had him take me to an open field so I could have a clear view. To my surprise I found a storm forming beautifully while the sun was setting! The sky was filling with color as a rain shaft collided with the sunset. I can't even describe how this looked in person, it was that beautiful! Just glad my instincts made me go to that spot because I would've missed it if not. Definitely didn't expect to capture what I did, but glad it happened!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Front Royal, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Candice Trimble