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Mojave desert with weather "Follow the path least traveled to a brighter future"

Mojave desert with weather "Follow the path least traveled to a brighter future"
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tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions August 31, 2013
congrats
LillieMcG
 
LillieMcG January 29, 2014
the clouds create a cool feeling of being in a tunnel, especially with the cool light in the distance
jasongreen
 
jasongreen March 05, 2014
It's just such a cool, awesome shot, i really like the tunnel effect the clouds have made, well done..
Gaydee
 
Gaydee April 23, 2014
Nice capture ! :)
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 26, 2014
beautiful composition Ron .. love the soft tones and the mystery of where the road leads .. voted
SnowbunnyPhotography
 
SnowbunnyPhotography April 27, 2014
Wow!! Amazing....congrats on the feature Ron! Great shot! :)
genelinzy
 
genelinzy April 28, 2014
Stunning shot!!!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 01, 2014
Great Photo. Congratulations
alfredgyntherchristensen
 
Very nice! Perfect shot!
dwelch1432 PRO
 
dwelch1432 June 11, 2014
beautiful capture.
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea June 21, 2014
Very nice work, the light in this is spectacular...makes me feel I'm there!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 09, 2014
awesome capture !
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi August 21, 2014
awesome shot !
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS September 17, 2014
congrats,superb in all phases,kool
Flosno
 
Flosno September 26, 2014
Great entry....voted
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 05, 2014
That REALLY looks like the end of the earth
Voted End of Earth
Flosno
 
Flosno October 21, 2014
Wonderful entry....voted
mariajakab
 
mariajakab October 22, 2014
Beautiful ... voted! :)
stephaniedibble
 
stephaniedibble October 22, 2014
very awesome
Pegertler PRO+
 
Pegertler October 29, 2014
Perfect! Love those Southwest desert storms!
mariajakab
 
mariajakab November 08, 2014
Gorgeous ... voted! :)
NanaSue54 PRO+
 
NanaSue54 November 09, 2014
I love this one!!! Stunning!!!! :)
SnowbunnyPhotography
 
SnowbunnyPhotography November 14, 2014
Voted! Good luck :-)
Nikonic PRO+
 
Nikonic November 14, 2014
Feels like being enveloped in smoke...wait, yes, I see Light!
Nice job!
kirkmills PRO+
 
kirkmills November 16, 2014
Voted!!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer November 22, 2014
voted Express Yourself
Flosno
 
Flosno December 06, 2014
Great entry...voted
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer January 07, 2015
voted PS Creative and Covers 16
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman January 15, 2015
Somehow missed this one...Voted ...KATHLEEN fabulous light in that sky...
jaredhinkle
 
jaredhinkle February 12, 2015
Love it! :)
dareco PRO+
 
dareco February 18, 2015
Amazing!
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel March 08, 2015
Isn't this the road we'd all like to be on? Such an artistic shot.
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 April 28, 2015
Beautiful Composition, voted Photography 101
Flosno
 
Flosno May 04, 2015
Superb entry...voted
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita May 07, 2015
excellent camera work and composition
Hood
 
Hood June 15, 2015
Wow, fantastic shot - voted!!!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 June 26, 2015
voted ..great entry
shema
 
shema July 21, 2015
going towards the light, awesome shot!
nlhammondphotography PRO+
 
nlhammondphotography August 28, 2015
This is amazing! You need to enter it into the "Windows in nature" and "Into the Void" contests!!!! Seriously!!
nlhammondphotography PRO+
 
nlhammondphotography December 10, 2015
Now you KNOW I voted for this for Windows in Nature!!
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 January 19, 2016
Had not seen this one! Beautiful!!!!!!!
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 January 19, 2016
P.S. And congrats on the Award! Well deserved!
graceray
 
graceray January 21, 2016
Amazing!
nlhammondphotography PRO+
 
nlhammondphotography February 18, 2016
I SERIOUSLY cannot Believe this did not even make Finalist in the "Into the Void" contest! I'm so mad!!! :(
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden June 17, 2016
Fabulous...!
nlhammondphotography PRO+
 
nlhammondphotography November 07, 2016
Congratulations!!! Awesome shot!!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz November 07, 2016
Congrats on being a finalist in On The Road Photo Contest Vol 1 for November, 2016.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer November 08, 2016
Congratulations, Ron - finalist in the On the Road contest!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 29, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats.
trainwoman PRO
 
trainwoman November 29, 2016
Congratulations on the finalist finish in on the road contest.......very happy for you
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 November 29, 2016
awesome .. congrats on the finalist award Ron :)
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 March 18, 2017
U know I ❤ road shot..Congrats!! シ
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq March 18, 2017
Love this shot, Ron! Wonderful light!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman April 21, 2017
Voted ...like the shot..k
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
Ron,this one gets for mood, mystery spectacular colors.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this shot in the Mojave Desert in California during the winter months in 2010.
Time
It was later in the day around 4:00 PM
Lighting
It was natural light with a mostly cloudy sky.
Equipment
I shot this with my Nikon D70 with my Nikkor 18-70 kit lens. This was hand held and no flash. I believe my ISO was 200.
Inspiration
I camp quite a bit in the desert and this time we had some weather coming in. The clouds were getting more dramatic as the day progressed. I took this shot from another angle at first then realized that if I moved to the dirt road I could put the road going into the tunnel in the clouds.
Editing
There was a small amount of post processing because this photo was originally a little too dark. I brought up the brightness and exposure in I Photo as this was my only processing program.
In my camera bag
Now a days I have become a equipment junkie. I have eight lenses and two cameras (A Nikon D7000 has been added) with numerous other accessories that I take with me. If I am hiking I have a smaller bag that I can carry 3 lenses with my camera and my tripod.
Feedback
The only advice I can give someone is to get the shot you have to be there. Get out and go after whatever type of shot you want to capture. Even making mistakes is better than wishing you had gotten out but didn't.

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