Day 135—Rice Fields

Today I took a drive between thunder, rain, and hail storms to look for a suitable place for me to take some photos of Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California tomorrow afternoon. The roads are bumpy and narrow and there are few places to pull over. I hope the weather cooperates tomorrow because I may have a bit of a walk to get to the place I want to be to watch the cyclists.

For about 20 minutes after I arrived at E. Levee Road, I was trapped in the car because it started pouring again. Then the rain let up briefly and I thought the dramatic sky would make an interesting photo. I took this photo facing southwest overlooking the rice fields. The Sacramento skyline is barely visible between the two clumps of trees on the horizon. I like the converging lines in this photo, both those coming from the lower right and the power lines coming from the upper right that seem to disappear into the clouds.

Focal Length 18mm
ISO 320
White Balance set to Cloudy