Photo by Tony Eckersley

Photographer Tony Eckersley's balcony overlooking the Las Vegas strip from his downtown apartment is usually good for a dramatic sunset or thunderstorm. But even by those standards, the scene he encountered earlier this week was unusually spectacular. As a thunderstorm passed over the city, he was able to capture the sunset to the west with the storm continuing over the east side of the city.

Shooting the scene with his Canon EOS 5D Mark III and 16-35mm at 30mm, he bracketed to capture the bright and dark portions of the scene and worked from right to left to create a panorama. Some luck with lightning strikes and a double rainbow contributed to a once-in-a-lifetime image. You can read the full story behind the shot at Resource Magazine and see more of Tony's photography at his website.