IanDMcGregor
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Beegirl November 11, 2016
Amazing capture
 
kathyk_abq November 12, 2016
Wow! Awesome capture!
 
abhijeetroy November 12, 2016
Just mind blowing! Great work!
 
danangp November 13, 2016
WOW!! magnificent!
 
kerryscott March 27, 2017
A stunning photo
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cyndimccoun March 29, 2017
Voted
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cyndimccoun March 30, 2017
Congrats on being a finalist!
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dianadowhower April 19, 2017
Totally amazing!
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edj41 April 19, 2017
Congratulations on being a runner up with this beautiful capture!
 
jamiesarkett April 19, 2017
wow !!! congrats :)
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AnnuO April 20, 2017
Congratulations!
 
katiuscianoseda April 20, 2017
Wow, splendida cattura
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livioferrari April 20, 2017
Congratulations! Nice capture.
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Paulacook144 April 20, 2017
Wow wonderful light in the image. Well seen and handled.
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janland April 20, 2017
Beautiful capture Ian! Congratulations!
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Hamburgensie April 20, 2017
Awesome photo! Congrats!
 
DaryaK April 21, 2017
Wonderful
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Nostroboy April 07, 2018
This sky is incredible!

Morning Storm



A storm passes to the north of Regina, Saskatchewan with some ominous cloud and lightening. Editor's Choice National Geographic. https://www.ianmcgregorpho...
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A storm passes to the north of Regina, Saskatchewan with some ominous cloud and lightening. Editor's Choice National Geographic. https://www.ianmcgregorphotography.com
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Runner Up in Wide Angle In Nature Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Unforgettable Landscapes Photo Contest by Zenfolio
Contest Finalist in Wicked Weather Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Sweeping Landscapes Photo Contest
Honorable Mention in Monthly Pro Vol 25 Photo Contest
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Behind The Lens

Location
There is a stretch of dirt road a few minutes drive north of Regina, Saskatchewan. I like to come up this road to get an unrestricted view of the sky, especially as it is so close to my home.
Time
Captured just after 6am, This has always been my preferred time of day to shoot landscapes.
Lighting
I had noticed the storms approaching on the weather radar. My plan was to catch the contrast of the storm cloud with the rising sunlight. You can see the light cast across the yellow Canola field and some of the cloud. The lightening was the bonus!
Equipment
Nikon D810 on a tripod with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens attached. I use the built-in timer on the Nikon to capture long exposures, with a delayed release to give the camera time to settle down after pressing the shutter release. I also tend to use my body to shield the camera from the wind to avoid camera vibration.
Inspiration
How can a storm not inspire! I am not a storm chaser, so when one comes to me I have to take advantage of the opportunity. I have seen so many beautiful and awe inspiring photos of storms, and I often prefer just to watch them rather than look through my camera, but the formations in the cloud and frequent lightening was worth the shot I think.
Editing
With most of my photos I will crop and straighten the horizon. Shooting RAW I find I like to sharpen a little to bring back detail.
In my camera bag
I usually carry minimal equipment (one or two small bags of gear) for a daytime landscape shoot. For a morning like this a 14-24mm, 24-70mm and I will usually put a zoom (like a 300mm) in my bag in case there is some wildlife around. A tripod comes along, but usually doesn't come out unless there is good reason to - I like the freedom of hand held shooting. I have an assortment of filters, cleaning equipment and plenty of spare camera and flash batteries always in my bag. That's about it for a summer shot. In the winter, I have a lot more gear.
Feedback
Be ready to take advantage of sunlight when there are great clouds around. It can really bring out the contrast and detail and make a more interesting shot. I have a weather tracking app on my phone which comes in handy if there are storms around and I can get a rough idea where to go for a good shot.

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