A storm was coming from the south.
I made a mad dash north, driving down and out of the Chisos Mountains. I wasn’t trying to get away from the storm. On the contrary, I wanted to be right in the middle of it with my camera. North just happened to be the only way out of the Chisos Basin.
When I reached the desert floor the picture depicted above is what met me. Looking north (toward Pulliam Peak, I think) the weather conditions created a visual delight that seemed tantamount to a 3D effect on steroids. And this wasn’t even the stormfront.
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