The day before it started raining slowly but steadily and it was still raining at 5 AM when I made my way to the Valley. On the first try we couldn't even see the "Needle" so we went back to the car to wait it out for a little. Luckily at about 6:30 there was a window where it stopped raining for just enough time to take a few shots. Out of the 15 or so shots that I took within 20 minutes this was the only one that had a little sky in it. 5 minutes after this is was back to all gray and rain. Very lucky to get a nice shot.