Storm clouds build behind wind turbines north of Medicine Bow, even as sunlight pours into the photographer’s frame. (Brian Harrington/BHP Imaging)

An frequent shift between sun and storm is the mosaic of springtime in the sky above Wyoming’s prairies.

On Sunday, Laramie-based photographer Brian Harrington and his wife were driving through the wind-turbine studded landscape north of Medicine Bow. Harrington saw and seized a chance to freeze that shifting mosaic for eternity.

“Dani [Harrington] and I were on our way back to Laramie from a fishing trip in Casper,” Harrington wrote. “It was sunny and warm in Casper and that storm cloud behind the windmills was like a wall moving toward us across the prairie. The light was filtering through the clouds in slivers and when it hit the windmills I pulled over quickly to grab this photo. The ‘moment’ lasted only a few minutes.”

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Andrew Graham is reporting for WyoFile from Laramie. He covers state government, energy and the economy. Reach him at 443-848-8756 or at, follow him @AndrewGraham88

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