So maybe this photograph did not turn out exactly as I imagined since it looked much more interesting in person than on the screen now. The remnants of the last of 3 storms passing through northern California and this last one brought with it 40-50 mph winds and yellow and red cells on the weather satellite imagery.
(click through on the image to view the Sacramento skyline in 700px)
The elevation on Hwy 88 is at 1200′ while the skyline of Sacramento is at 25-40′. Instead of the usual 24 miles or so we are able to see on a clear day across open land, the elevated vantage point allows us to easily see the 40 miles (as the crow flies) to downtown.
The photo taken soon after this one:
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 190mm, ISO 100, 1/60 sec, f/11
Sacramento Skyline, Storm Clouds. Hwy 88, Amador County, California. December 02, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.