Right before making this photograph, I was huddled under a Foxtail Pine waiting out a wild hailstorm. The camera was already set up covered in my Patagonia jacket. It was a bit disconcerting watching the camera get pounded by hail, but when I unzipped the jacket my 4x5 was bone dry. I love the cool summer storm feeling of this photograph. It reminds me of the aroma of the Sierra Nevada Mountains after an intense storm.