The oncoming rush of a powerful monsoon storm catches one’s attention. Particularly at day’s end, when the last rays of a setting sun illuminate the billowing storm clouds as if they were the coming of the Apocalypse. And that is what this image symbolizes --an apocalyptic vision, the end of the world as we know it. The abstracted house and that mound of branches represent our world, while the fiery sky is a metaphor for the inevitable day when the sun will consume it. I made this picture from my front door, shooting across the roof of a neighbor’s house. We can see the tops of some trees behind it, their branches rhythmically echoing the long curve of the oncoming storm clouds. The top of that house and the branches rising just above it provide my foreground layer, giving a sense of scale to the monumental billows of orange and gray clouds that loom overhead. The play of fiery light on these storm clouds lasted less than a minute. I had time to compose just three shots, and then it faded. Thunder, lightning and rain took its place.