This last week has been full of Spring storms. Yesterday morning, storm clouds starting building over the Front Range. This would mean that the Eastern Plains would get stormy weather during the afternoon. So I headed off to Kiowa to experience the stormy weather among wide open plains. South of Kiowa, it was raining. I waited by a single lane bridge along country road 102 until the skies cleared to make this image of the water glistening on on the bridge, with the clearing storm in the distance.
I meandered through the plains, heading in a south eastern direction until I encountered country road 90. Along the side of the road were trees that were starting to leaf. At this point I started shooting infra-red to capture the bright green grasses, contrasting against the clearing blue skies.
On the north side of the road was a depression that had filled with water.Red-winged blackbirds were busy among the cattails. There appeared to be a carcass floating in the water near to the tree on the left of the pond.
It always pages to take a look in all directions when shooting images. The storm was moving off towards the east. In this image I captured the low clouds above the grassy plains, below the dark skies.
Further along I found an abandoned ranch house on 85 road. I last visited this location in June of 2012, where I made images inside this same house. See Abandoned House on 85 Road, for more images.
After shooting in this location, I headed back in the late afternoon. Along road 81, I stopped to make some images of this barn.
At this time of day, the light was magical. By now the skies had cleared to reveal blue skies that I captured above the road in this image.
Heading north, I eventually reached the highway east of Kiowa. The sun was setting at this point, lighting up the clouds with a fiery red.