... was the other side of the road from this, about four hundred yards earlier: the clouds, the thin sheets of rain, and above all the light falling on the landscape were a dead ringer for Laura Gilpin's amazing photo of a storm over La Bajada. Only she took this in 1946, when I-25 didn't exist; when she could presumably pull over, and stop, and get out of the car, and wasn't driving at 75 miles an hour. All I could do was pick up my camera and point it hopefully in the other direction (by this stage there was a cutting in the way of the real view), and click blindly, whilst keeping my eyes firmly on the road (I promise). I guess Gilpin wasn't hampered by a grubby windshield, either - but that was soon cleaned when I hit the storm itself, heading into Albuquerque. These skies never disappoint.