After the Rain has Fallen

Sometimes in summer the weather can be unbearably hot and muggy for days until finally a good thunderstorm comes along to clear things up and cool everything down. This photo was taken late one afternoon after we had one of those thunderstorms — it made the air cool and everything damp, and we had a really dramatic sunset to top things off.

This HDR was made from three exposures, at -2/0/+2 EV. I used my 17-40 f/4 L at 17mm.