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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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Contest Finalist in Beauty In The Clouds Photo Contest
Runner Up in Wide Angle In Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Wide Angle In Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Unforgettable Landscapes Photo Contest by Zenfolio
Contest Finalist in Wicked Weather Photo Contest
Member Selection Award
Contest Finalist in Sweeping Landscapes Photo Contest
Honorable Mention in Monthly Pro Vol 25 Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 25 Photo Contest
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Superb Composition
Absolute Masterpiece
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Beauty In The Clouds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Beauty In The Clouds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Inspiring Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Unforgettable Landscapes Photo Contest by ZenfolioTop 10 class
Unforgettable Landscapes Photo Contest by ZenfolioTop 10 class week 3
Wicked Weather Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unforgettable Landscapes Photo Contest by ZenfolioTop 10 class week 2
Call Of The Wild Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unforgettable Landscapes Photo Contest by ZenfolioTop 10 class week 1
Call Of The Wild Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class week 1
Sweeping Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Sweeping Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Sweeping Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 25 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 32Top 20 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 32Top 20 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 5Top 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 32Top 10 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 5Top 20 class week 3
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 13Top 10 class
Summer Adventures Photo ContestTop 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 13Top 10 class week 3
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 5Top 30 class week 2
Summer Adventures Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 13Top 10 class week 2
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 5Top 30 class week 1
Summer Adventures Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 13Top 10 class week 1

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20 Comments | Report
Beegirl
 
Beegirl November 11, 2016
Amazing capture
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq November 12, 2016
Wow! Awesome capture!
abhijeetroy
 
abhijeetroy November 12, 2016
Just mind blowing! Great work!
danangp
 
danangp November 13, 2016
WOW!! magnificent!
kerryscott
 
kerryscott March 27, 2017
A stunning photo
cyndimccoun PRO
 
cyndimccoun March 29, 2017
Voted
cyndimccoun PRO
 
cyndimccoun March 30, 2017
Congrats on being a finalist!
dianadowhower PRO+
 
dianadowhower April 19, 2017
Totally amazing!
edj41 PRO+
 
edj41 April 19, 2017
Congratulations on being a runner up with this beautiful capture!
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett April 19, 2017
wow !!! congrats :)
AnnuO
 
AnnuO April 20, 2017
Congratulations!
katiuscianoseda
 
katiuscianoseda April 20, 2017
Wow, splendida cattura
livioferrari PRO+
 
livioferrari April 20, 2017
Congratulations! Nice capture.
Paulacook144 PRO+
 
Paulacook144 April 20, 2017
Wow wonderful light in the image. Well seen and handled.
janland PRO+
 
janland April 20, 2017
Beautiful capture Ian! Congratulations!
Hamburgensie Premium
 
Hamburgensie April 20, 2017
Awesome photo! Congrats!
DaryaK
 
DaryaK April 21, 2017
Wonderful
Nostroboy PRO
 
Nostroboy April 07, 2018
This sky is incredible!
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 Jan 31
Congrats on your awards ... Awesome capture ...
pwop PRO+
 
pwop Feb 01
Awesome photo

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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