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A mid-winter storm provided some much needed rain and some much needed atmosphere too!  After looking at the satellite movies and radar images, I decided to go up to Mt. Diablo in hopes of the clouds clearing up just before sunset.  Fortunately for me, they did.  Even a few minutes before I made this image, the light was rather dull but I could see a hole in the clouds developing.  I parked the car out of sight on the road below and ran up and down the hill until I was high enough above the fog bank to see the light over the top of it.  Then I ran around looking for the best composition that showed the rolling shapes and contours of the landscape.  I'm glad that nobody saw me because they would probably think I was crazy because I kept running around frantically trying to find the best spot in case the sky opened up at the last moment!

A mid-winter storm provided some much needed rain and some much needed atmosphere too! After looking at the satellite movies and radar images, I decided to go up to Mt. Diablo in hopes of the clouds clearing up just before sunset. Fortunately for me, they did. Even a few minutes before I made this image, the light was rather dull but I could see a hole in the clouds developing. I parked the car out of sight on the road below and ran up and down the hill until I was high enough above the fog bank to see the light over the top of it. Then I ran around looking for the best composition that showed the rolling shapes and contours of the landscape. I'm glad that nobody saw me because they would probably think I was crazy because I kept running around frantically trying to find the best spot in case the sky opened up at the last moment!

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