Stormy weather drew me to dash to the lakefront late this afternoon. I’d missed some amazing cloud formations earlier in the day and when a second opportunity presented itself, off I went. Flying down I-71 toward Lake Erie, I could see the weather front was making faster progress than I’d have wanted; I was missing another chance at some interesting cloud structure. Still, I pressed on… Lake Erie vistas rarely disappoint. Arriving at the shore I began shooting images.
There were sights to be seen but looking toward the west, I could see rain coming in. After only a few minutes I dashed up the cliffside stairs and to my car, just in time to avoid being drenched. It appeared to me the western sky was brightening and my iPad weather radar app was showing the main part of the storm receding. I drove to another favorite location: Huntington Beach. No sunbathers there! I was free to stroll around watching dark clouds roll overhead and towards downtown Cleveland. Yes, plenty of drama! A couple of the shots are displayed here, along with another sight I saw.
As I was beginning my trip inland, I glanced across the lake: there, in a clearing sky, was a train of pretty cumulus clouds. Often, for picture taking, I like stormy weather.