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and summer rains arrive | by Simutis [nancy]
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and summer rains arrive

right on schedule. About the first of July, our monsoon season begins. Most afternoons, through July and early August, we get storms. The temperatures never get much above 90, and it is my favorite time of year in the desert.

 

We get our fireworks from mother nature here.

 

(the way I shoot these - f8, iso 200, 30 second exposure, manual focus, interval exposure shooting, until the storm moves through. last night, I took 30 shots and got 4 or 5 that are useable. =])

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Taken on July 2, 2010