Albuquerque Sunset

Albuquerque as seen from Sandia Peak last week. A storm rolled in and we were treated to a superb sunset capped off by a lightning storm.

Storm clouds drift past the mountains and release a torrent of rain.

The sunset crept below the clouds to immerse the mountains.

A closeup of the sun as it settles in behind the horizon.

To the east, darkness reigned, punctuated by bolts of lightning that set off local wildfires, many extinguished by the following rain.

6 responses

  1. I love storms, how exciting! What amazing shots you took! Truly stunning

    August 9, 2011 at 8:46 am

  2. All I can say is ahhh!! What beautiful photos!

    August 9, 2011 at 9:50 am

  3. John Wall

    Beautiful, Walter. Wish I was there. I love the desert monsoon season.

    August 9, 2011 at 10:08 am

  4. I just discovered your amazing blog this morning thanks to a coworker. I am wondering what lens you use to capture such an amazing shot like this?

    December 21, 2011 at 6:35 am

    • actually I meant to post this on the photo below with the hummingbird in flight! (not that I don’t think these are incredible! I just can’t believe the detail you were able to capture in the photo below). sorry for the mistake! đŸ™‚

      December 21, 2011 at 6:36 am

      • No worries. I am currently using a high-end DSLR, the Nikon D3X and a 70-200mm lens with a doubler. But for years I used a D80 or a D700 and the results were great. My main lens used to be the simple and affordable 70-300mm VR zoom.

        December 24, 2011 at 5:22 am

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