I left the house this evening with plans to do some light painting with one of my favorite cypress trees as my subject. I hiked in to the location, settled on an angle and composition and settled in to wait for darkness to fall. Of course I took a few shots while waiting on night fall. As I waited I noticed clouds moving in from the distance… and a somewhat ominous thunderhead. Again, I naturally took a few shots. Suddenly the wind picked up and I could see rain falling in the distance. Not too surprisingly I scrubbed the plans for the light painting and scurried back to the safety of my vehicle. I’ll give the light painting project another try some evening in the near future. For now here are a couple shots of the cypress tree.