Feeko77
Feeko77

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12 Comments | Report
Kathy_Banich
 
Kathy_Banich December 12, 2015
A dynamic image - congratulations - well done.
Feeko77
 
Feeko77 January 01, 2016
ty kathy , was happy to be in the right place at the right time :)
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More February 06, 2016
Congrats its an amazing shot :)
Feeko77
 
Feeko77 February 09, 2016
thankyou shae. was one of my first captured storms. ive been chasing them as much as possible ever since. :)
Jkayiam
 
Jkayiam February 12, 2016
So dramatic...and mesmerizing!
Feeko77
Feeko77 February 21, 2016
ty ! your to kind :)
pietnel
 
pietnel February 22, 2016
Amazing shot perfectly done wow I love it
Feeko77
Feeko77 February 27, 2016
thankyou ! was happy to be in the right place when the storm came in.
alaingeorges
 
alaingeorges March 05, 2016
brillant ! bravo !
Feeko77
Feeko77 March 05, 2016
thank you very much ! apreciated :)
barbaramillesrobinson PRO+
 
barbaramillesrobinson May 18, 2016
Fascinating capture! Voted Simple Landscapes. Good Luck to you!
Feeko77
Feeko77 May 23, 2016
Ty! much apreicated :)
JonPatrickHyde
 
JonPatrickHyde June 09, 2016
Love this...
Feeko77
Feeko77 June 20, 2017
thankyou ! :)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 04, 2017
When ocean reach the sky! Congratulations on your award!
Feeko77
Feeko77 June 20, 2017
thankyou so much! :)
montanahighlander
 
montanahighlander June 08, 2017
Oh yeah. I like this. The drama in this is fantastic.
Feeko77
Feeko77 June 20, 2017
cheers , thankyou! :)
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 13, 2017
Awesome capture!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was shot at Caloundra , Australia at the start of the Storm season.
Time
I shot this in the late afternoon. A storm front was predicted but due to the geographical location it is very difficult to plan where to be at the right time. So I perched myself on a rock wall , out of the way of the splashing waves and awaited for the oncoming storm.
Lighting
I wanted this image to depict what I was seeing and feeling at the time of the shot. I cant help but feel both excited and totally at the whim of mother nature when taking storm photos. As luck would have it, I was right in the storms path when this shot was taken.
Equipment
Manfrotto tripod , Nikon d810 , 14-24mm f2.8 lens , manfrotto tripod head.
Inspiration
It sounds like a cliché answer , but I've always been fascinated by storms and lightening as a child. When I started taking up photography as a hobby it was the very first things I learnt to do. The afternoon the image was shot it was very rushed . I had just came home from work and started watching a storm front on a local website. I quickly jumped into the car and headed for the water front. By that time the winded had started to gain pace and the clouds built together. I felt I was in my element.
Editing
I post process most of my images. I like to express what I believe the image was like emotionally and artistically when I was taking it. I predominantly use Adobe lightroom where I usually take advantage of Nikons dynamic range and darken shadows and tone down highlights. In storms, water and dust spots are inevitable, so I use lightroom to remove those too. Making the clouds pop I believe is what really makes storm clouds dramatic and vivid. Using Lightrooms filters helps by lowering exposure around the clouds and really making them stand out in the back ground.
In my camera bag
I'm a bit of an odd one in this department I think. sometimes I turn up with a plan and mother nature has completely different plans. In this instance, I turn from landscape photographer to wildlife tog. For this reason I carry my 14-24mm f2.8 nikkor and my nikon 200-500 f5.6. I always carry 15+ lens cloths. This may seem crazy but you can never have to many of these. My phone is always with me too. there are some fantastic apps out there that not only help for sunrise/sunset times but also help with where the sun will rise so you can position yourself right in the right place before golden hour.it also serves as a handy light. My 50mm f1.4 is always with me too. The fantastic thing about photography is meeting great people in your travels. some of them are quite photogenic.
Feedback
Capturing images similar to this, like storms can be quite unpredictable. The only thing you can do is watch Weather apps , be prepared to travel and if your lucky , you might find that around storm season that the bulk of the fronts travel around similar geological features. Scouting these places and finding places for shelter while your shooting is absolutely vital for storm images. The last thing you want is to be in the right place but get nothing in return but wet cloths and gear. Be prepared to have fail days. with all the planning in the world , you can bet mother nature will throw you a curve ball. In my opinion despite all this, the reward is worth it.

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