I found an excellent place to practice long exposure close to my home. Because it is so close to where I live I was able to frequent the place more than I thought possible. I was always within a striking distance and a short commute of just minutes away. Knowledge truly came via my short vehicle rides, my backpack with my camera gear including deet for the skeeters and my mountain bike. Tapping into the low soft light became very frequent on any day. In this shot, natural light was fading super fast. I pulled out my tripod mounted my Sony A7iii on top, used my Tamron 17-28 f2.8 lens. On the front end of my lens I added a combo of Lee filters. A Lee polarizer, an ND soft grad and an ND 6 stop filter. I learned to rely on the approach of cold fronts to get the dramatic clouds I was looking for. I also made good use of the wind and it's direction to help with my composition. My settings were as follows: Lens at 25 mil, f14, ISO at 50, 163 seconds.