I hadn't actually been across the new pedestrian bridge here since it opened a few weeks ago, so I planned on heading out there Monday night after work. Of course, an hour before I was to leave it started pouring down rain, and would be stormy the rest of the night. I had two options: head on to the bridge anyways, or clean my apartment (which I'm ashamed to admit has gotten quite grungy, even with my bachelor pad standards). I took the obvious option, take pictures.
It was a steady rain, so I thought I might put off actually crossing the bridge for another day. Instead looked for more places to get a few other shots of the bridge and the skyline. I ended up on the North Little Rock side, setting up under the I-30 bridge. This provided an unobstructed view of the bridge, and since I was under the freeway, a place where I wouldn't get soaked.
There were a few stray lighting bolts cutting across the sky, but I could never get a good shot of them. I moved on out of the safety of the bridge, and stood in the rain to get this shot of the skyline framed by the freeway bridge. It was still pouring down rain, and the camera and I were huddled under a small umbrella that the wind kept trying to tug out of my hands.
And also no crazy people encounters this trip, though people might have thought it was crazy/dumb to stand out there taking pictures in a storm.