I’m so glad I was able to see this storm rolling in in person. We were parked by the lake and decided to wait it out there to see what would happen. I recorded a time-lapse and posted it to my Instagram Reels and it was so cool seeing for myself just how the clouds moved in. These were all taken from inside the car because I did not want to risk being close by the lake while thunder and lightning were increasing in frequency.
A moody spring day in Toronto, Canada. We headed down to the beach for a little bit for some fresh air. Soon after, we headed to Polson Pier so I could take some skyline shots with the storm clouds in the background. As we were driving there, the clouds looked particularly angry with lots of movement. By the time I got there and was ready to shoot, they had mellowed down a bit, which was a little disappointing. Since summer is just starting, I’m hoping to catch some angry storm clouds soon!
This was one of those days where just by looking at the clouds in the evening, I could tell we would have a brilliant sunset later on. Sometimes I’m wrong since Mother Nature has a mind of her own, but I really love being right!
When we got to my spot, we could see the clouds rolling in and in no time at all, the sky opened up and unleashed a downpour onto the city. I was super lucky as I was out taking photos just seconds before! I headed back to the car, closed the door, and was just stunned at how the rain pelted down seconds later while the wind really picked up. Since we were by a hill, we could see the wind moving the rain horizontally. For a second or two, the rain streaks on our windshield were all completely horizontal!
After the rainstorm and a few short videos of the rain later, the sky began to turn pink and then orange. Soon after, some of the clouds gained definition and turned red. It’s not the most intense sunset I’ve seen but I’m not one to turn a sunset opportunity down! I’m really happy I got to go out to capture this beautiful scene.
When I noticed these intense storm clouds moving in, I had to get my camera and go straight into the backyard to get some photos. You could feel it in the air that something was coming. The clouds were moving quick and showing some rotation. Luckily it didn’t manifest into anything more and all we got was just a downpour of rain.