Canon PowerShot S95
Not long ago a derecho storm passed through. This is a storm characterized by heavy rain and straightline winds of 90 mph or more.
The storm cell stretched from south of Indianapolis all the way into Lake Michigan. The worst of the storm passed through northern Illinois and northern Indiana, causing widespread damage. In central Indiana we were in the least severe zone of the storm, which caused far less damage. We got plenty of rain, though.
We could see the storm cloud from way off. It was a giant shelf — sunshine outside it and darkness within.
The light was interesting as the shelf reached us. The sun outside the cloud still lit everything brightly, but the cloud itself darkened the sky. This gave the light a blue-gray hue, and boosted the sense of contrast.
I stepped out my front door to make this quick photograph before the rain started to fall in buckets.
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