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Epic Storm- Eyjafjallajokull



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davidsloan
 
davidsloan July 12, 2016
Wow, drama in the sky, fabulous.
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kimmarieporter July 14, 2016
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kimmarieporter
 
kimmarieporter July 14, 2016
I love your work Connie and the detail you capture it all.
michaelpbarnes
 
michaelpbarnes March 16, 2017
Amazing shot

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in Iceland in March 2013, over the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajokul.
Time
The photo was captured late morning . During this time of year, there are limited daylight hours.
Lighting
This epic storm was considered one of the worst to hit Iceland in 20 years . It stranded our small group in our hotel in Reykjavik for 2 frustrating days as we had to wait for the roads to reopen . We departed during white out conditions , often unable to see the edges of the road . Winds were constant at 65 mph gusting to 95 mph! This is hurricane force winds and we photographed in this all week. Upon seeing these spectacular cloud structures , moving rapidly , it was a Stop the Car moment !
Equipment
I used my brand new Canon 6D , and Canon's 16-35 2.8 favorite lens to capture these swiftly moving clouds , with amazing light in a horizontal band illuminating the scene dramatically . With winds so strong there was no chance at using a tripod - in fact to stabilize myself I had to shoot this from my knees .
Inspiration
I love dramatic skies! Give me departing storms over blue sky any day! These were by far the most spectacular clouds I had ever seen. The images I took that day remain some of my all time personal favorites, never to be repeated .
Editing
This image only needed minimal processing in Lightroom , correcting contrast mainly .
In my camera bag
Aside from previously mentioned Canon 6D and wide angle, I carry Canon EF 24-105 1:4 L, Sigma 50mm 1.4 prime, and Canon EF 70-200 1:4 L. I use various ND grad filters , Gitzo tripod outfitted with RRS ball head .
Feedback
Adverse weather conditions can yield some of the very best lighting . I constantly monitor weather reports where I am, especially departing rain or snow storms . When light fills the foreground against dark clouds , this is my favorite light .

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