One thing about being a pilot is you have to know something about weather. One of the things to know is that it can be difficult to predict but you have to anticipate anything. Monday afternoon a friend of mine and I sat in his truck listening to the thunder and watching the rain pour down in a store parking lot as we waited for someone else to join us. We were carpooling out to the Bonneville Salt Flats to meet up with other photographers from the Intermountain Professional Photographer's Association for an informal "shootout." But things were looking a little bit grim. By the time our buddy showed up the rain was dying down, but the wind continued to blow. The windsocks along I-80 as you enter the flats were pointing out straight as an arrow under the breeze! We pressed on. Things hadn't changed as we pulled up to our destination. The clouds were thick, the flats and the mountains in the distance were pretty drab. The hair on the girls who had driven out with their fiance's to model for us was flying everywhere in the hurricane winds (ok - I'm exagerating just a bit!). I could imagine the lights and umbrellas flying off to who knows where. But I noticed a bit of blue sky on the horizon. That told me if I was lucky the sun would break through the cloud cover prior to sunset. Taking some risk I decided to leave the group and hike out across the salt to set up for some spectacular color, but you never know. I found a good spot, set up my tripod and camera, and began the wait. I shot a few images as I waited. After a good hour I watched the sun start to peak from underneath the clouds and light up the white salt, contrasting against the dark mountains in the distance. No sooner did that happen then it disappeared and a rainbow appeared on the east horizon. Finally the sun dipped behind the mountains and the clouds took on spectacular color. When it was done I had my shot. You never know what will happen, but on this day it was worth the anticipation.