munecito
munecito

Storm over Uluru



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11 Comments | Report
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More February 12, 2016
Awesome image!
munecito
munecito February 12, 2016
Thank you
DerrickSteeves
 
DerrickSteeves February 21, 2016
Brilliant capture Munecito...D'
munecito
munecito February 21, 2016
Thank you very much. Right place, right time
isophie
 
isophie March 01, 2016
Amazing!
munecito
munecito March 01, 2016
Thank you
chooch
 
chooch March 04, 2016
What a terrific shot
munecito
munecito March 04, 2016
Thank you very much chooch. Like I said before. Right time, right place, a pinch of luck and a few years of photo experience.
EdytaTywonek PRO+
 
EdytaTywonek April 03, 2016
very creative.....love it....
munecito
munecito April 05, 2016
Thank you very much.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita May 13, 2016
wow...stunning capture. Congrats on your Finalist Award.
munecito
munecito May 13, 2016
Thank you very much for your kind words
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 March 03, 2017
Wow awesome
munecito
munecito March 03, 2017
Thank you
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug May 23, 2018
Wow moment. Love the composition, color and contrast. Congratulations!
munecito
munecito May 23, 2018
Thank you very much
Maadhatter PRO
 
Maadhatter May 23, 2018
Beautiful!!! Congratulations winning the People's Choice in the Red Rock Landscapes Photo Challenge.
munecito
munecito May 23, 2018
Thank you very much
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel February 05, 2019
ASTOUNDING.
munecito
munecito February 06, 2019
Thank you.
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel February 05, 2019
Bet this stands out in b/w also.
munecito
munecito February 06, 2019
I should probably try

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Uluru Kata Kjuta national park in Australia.
Time
It was the end of the day and the storm was coming. It is not permitted to saty in the park at night time and the wind just became so strong that it was hard to keep the tripod stable even at its lowest setting that was quite close to the ground.
Lighting
IT is very hard to capture lighting so I was leaving the shutter open several seconds at a time while keeping the aperture relatively close and a low ISO.
Equipment
Canon 6d, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8,cable release and a manfrotto tripod.
Inspiration
I knew that this was a kind of unique opportunity as not many tourist have the chance to see rain over the rock. Let alone the kinf of clouds that were covering Uluru. The night was coming and we had to leave the area, plus the 6d is not very weather sealed so I had to hurry up because the plastic bag that I carry for these kind of events was acting as a sail and the camera was not going to stay put for long.
Editing
There are 5 frames blended in this photo. One that I exposed for the rock and the cloud and 4 that were only lighting bolts. Because of the wind it was a bit of a process to work around the cloud because it was moving quite rapidly.
In my camera bag
I carry a pretty comprehensive kit.I have modified a carry on Samsonite rolling suitcase to be my "stealth" camera bag. In it I usually carry a 5d mk III and a 6d, a 50mm f/1.8 lens, 100mm L series f/2.8 macro, a sigma 85mm f/1.4 that I absolutely adore, my sigma 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, 16-35mm L f/2.8, 70-200mm IS f/2.8, 24-105mm L f/4, 2x 580ex speed lights, 90ex speed light, sekonic 758 light meter, Color checker passport, batteries, 5 phottix Atlas flash slaves, shutter release and intervalometer. Sometimes I may just grab a backpack and take a couple of things instead of the whole kit. These days I tend to carry more and more my Sony mirrorles and its lenses. In this opportunity I was only carrying the 6d, 16-35 and a 70-200. And my trusty Canon G9 powershot.
Feedback
Patience is the name of the game. Be assertive in your decisions, think quick but act calmly. Plan in your head before acting. Things like leaving the autofocus on, or an automatic mode could ruin your chances to create a composite. If time, weather and light are all against you, then you better have a game plan and stick to it.

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