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murcuduca
 
murcuduca August 14, 2012
UFO :)) !Congrats!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions August 14, 2012
congrats
RowanGibbsPhotography
 
RowanGibbsPhotography August 14, 2012
Awesome pic!!
catini
 
catini August 14, 2012
Very nice, congrats on your feature!
CurrieD PRO+
 
CurrieD August 14, 2012
Stunning! Congrats on the feature
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet August 14, 2012
great shot, congrats
gyps76
 
gyps76 August 14, 2012
wow
bobbynall
 
bobbynall August 14, 2012
very cool shot
kittylegs
 
kittylegs August 14, 2012
cool, congrats on your feature
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz August 14, 2012
Wild, as in living in a state of nature not under the control of human! Marvelous capture!
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 14, 2012
Congrats!
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska August 14, 2012
very nice
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter August 14, 2012
Great b/w shot. Congrats. - Jake
TAHammer
 
TAHammer August 14, 2012
Dramatic Capture! Congratulations on your feature
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography August 14, 2012
Nice, congratulations!
Flanerie66
 
Flanerie66 August 14, 2012
Beautiful B&W. Congrast!
Shelly365526
 
Shelly365526 August 14, 2012
Wow!! thats awesome!
nitti
 
nitti August 14, 2012
Congrats
rkperry215
 
rkperry215 August 14, 2012
Fantastic shot!
Blatoski1 PRO+
 
Blatoski1 August 14, 2012
Nice!!
CecilyH
 
CecilyH August 14, 2012
This is SO good!! Well done! :D
GRACECAPRI
 
GRACECAPRI August 14, 2012
Amazing!
iainst
 
iainst August 14, 2012
magnificent !!
TheMrPhotog
 
TheMrPhotog August 14, 2012
awesome shot

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Marian PRO+
 
Marian August 14, 2012
Beautiful b&w shot! Congrats on your feature!
glburghart
 
glburghart August 14, 2012
Fantastic image. Congratulations..
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jej621 August 14, 2012
Congrats on your feature!!!
kellybean96
 
kellybean96 August 14, 2012
wow..... congrats.
Carli
 
Carli August 15, 2012
excellent shot! congrats :D
chipbhi
 
chipbhi August 15, 2012
Gorgeous!
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BLSPhotography August 15, 2012
nice shot.....congrats
ZachRosa
 
ZachRosa August 15, 2012
Congrats thats amazing!!!
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hhshark347 August 16, 2012
Stunning.
ManCorMac
 
ManCorMac August 16, 2012
Congrats.
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disneymamom August 16, 2012
congrats on feature!
paulennoir
 
paulennoir August 16, 2012
wow. Bloody surreal
billybifocals
 
billybifocals August 18, 2012
Grand Canyon? awesome :)
nihilistmia
 
nihilistmia August 20, 2012
brilliant capture
jesusfreak3520
 
jesusfreak3520 August 20, 2012
Super capture! Congrats on the feature!
melissajbanks
 
melissajbanks August 21, 2012
Wow, awesome!
Algerina
 
Algerina August 22, 2012
Good work
creationsbyholly
 
creationsbyholly September 04, 2012
Great Contrast!!!
DestinieTraver
 
DestinieTraver September 04, 2012
Very cool shot!!
DianeAdamsPhotography
 
DianeAdamsPhotography September 04, 2012
Totally awesome! Please add this picture to my project "It's all about the clouds. I would love to have you as a member. Thank you.
KarimHddd
 
KarimHddd September 08, 2012
amazing shot!

Behind The Lens

Location
Not quite sure of the exact location but it was at a Grand Canyon overlook. I remember that is was pretty close to one of the bus stops, it may have even been the last stop on the loop.
Time
Late evening probably around 6:30pm
Lighting
All natural light
Equipment
Ugh- I took this with my first DLSR, a Pentax K10d with the dreaded lens kit. Probably a 16-55. I was able to get the shot but I wish I would have had some of the professional gear I have now so I could have captured it even better. Oh well, its better than nothing.
Inspiration
After a long day of hiking around the canyon and driving there early in the morning from Las Vegas I could tell by the cloud formations that it would be an interesting sunset. Everyone I was with (myself included) were extremely tired and cold- after coming from the desert we weren't aware of how cold it got- but I was able to convince them that the sunset would be worth sticking around for. It most certainly was! When the storm cloud rolled in, it was absolutely amazing to witness all the rain and lightning from a place with clear skies. A true measure of the vastness of the Grand Canyon.
Editing
Absolutely! The original photo is an under exposed JPEG!!! I now know to shoot RAW but at the time I wasn't into editing images that much. After 4 or 5 years of having the image, I went in and re-edited the image (mostly dodging and burning) to showcase the actual rain coming from the cloud and a little more detail in the mountains.
In my camera bag
NOW I shoot with the Canon 5D Mark III and all L-series lenses which I would have done anything for to have them with me on this particular day.
Feedback
The longer you stay out at a particular site, the better the chance you will capture something amazing. I never would have predicted that this would be the scene that unfolded but I'm sure glad I stuck it out. I'd also recommend buying the best gear you can budget for- good glass always trumps camera bodies. I ended up upgrading all my gear to Canon shortly after this trip and wish I would have done so in the first place.

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