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francislavignetheriault

Colorado Mothership



May 27th 2018 near Burlington, CO

May 27th 2018 near Burlington, CO
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11 Comments | Report
Nostroboy PRO+
 
Nostroboy June 24, 2018
Such an amazing phenomenon !
angiemartin PRO
 
angiemartin June 24, 2018
Awesome
Rafaphoto PRO
 
Rafaphoto July 24, 2018
Wow
JmDreams PRO
 
JmDreams August 20, 2018
Fantastic
Night_photograph
 
Night_photograph November 08, 2018
Nice shot
nuriks
 
nuriks November 08, 2018
Incredible view!!!
HEdHead PRO+
 
HEdHead November 08, 2018
WOW! Right place at the right time! Great capture!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 09, 2018
OMG as the ‘young people’ say. Truly brilliant.
emakifeather
 
emakifeather November 21, 2018
Wow!!! Great capture!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 26, 2018
Wow
Cheryla
 
Cheryla Mar 12
Tornado brewing?

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Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken in Burlington, Colorado on the Colorado/Kansas border. A fairly impressive storm developed just south of the city.
Time
This was in the evening hours.
Lighting
Lighting was very difficult as we were facing the sun. The sun is behind the clouds, making for difficult contrast.
Equipment
Since the storm was stationary for a good 30-40mins, the camera was on a tripod the hold time. The “inflow”, the winds going into the storm, were so strong that I needed to hold the tripod down the entire time!
Inspiration
Storm chasing is a passion and photography just became a part of it.
Editing
Yes, had to edit the contrasts so you could see the details. Although I enjoy the contrast betweenlight and dark in this picture, it needed to be tuned a bit so it wasn’t “blown” out of proportion, quite literally.
In my camera bag
Canera, several batteries, camera microphone, battery charger, shutter remote.
Feedback
I would suggest always using a tripod, although that is very hard to do all the time due to the nature of storms. Since storms are always moving and clouds always in motion, a slower shutter speed usually will give you a great photography with these type of storms, much like photography with water at a high exposure. Rule of third is important, but most important is a good foreground with these type of pictures. A good forgeound like a barn, trees or hay bails would have brought this picture to a whole other level.

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