Last July, I had the pleasure of seeing this spectacular thunderstorm roll over the Sandia Mountains while I was back in New Mexico for a conference. I pulled off NM SR556 to shoot a few single frame photographs and panoramas of the passing rainstorm as it dumped precipitation on Placitas.
Monsoon Clouds over Sandias (2017, Pano #1, Color), outside Albuquerque, NM (16″x65″)
Monsoon Clouds over Sandias (2017, SF #1, B&W), outside Albuquerque, NM (12″x18″)
Here is another view of the Sandia Mountains from near the Elena Gallegos trailhead. In the distance to the right of the peak, the tram car has just exited the clouds on its way down the mountain.
Cholla Cacti and Cloudy Sandias, Sandia Mountain Wilderness, NM (12″x18″)