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Midnight Dust Storm



Midnight dust storm in the Nevada Desert in February

Midnight dust storm in the Nevada Desert in February
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AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 24, 2014
Great shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
catini
 
catini July 24, 2014
Great composition and mood, congrats on your feature!
paulmullin
 
paulmullin July 24, 2014
Outstanding! Congratulations on the feature!!
TammyN
 
TammyN July 24, 2014
Awesome image, I love it :)
micahweiss
 
micahweiss July 24, 2014
best place on earth
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 July 24, 2014
Cool shot...Congrats! ")
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Darren_Almond July 24, 2014
Congrats on your feature.
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gondmagdi July 24, 2014
awesome ! congratulations !
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vojce July 24, 2014
awesome shot bravo
CarolePallier
 
CarolePallier July 24, 2014
wow! that is awesome, I feel like I'm really there!
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jerzgrl51 July 24, 2014
Awesome shot! Congratulations on your feature!
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SusiStroud July 24, 2014
Fantastic capture! Congratulations on feature.
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iceman2 July 24, 2014
Cool shot...Congrats!
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louisloizidesmitsu July 26, 2014
Congrats!!!
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LaurieS August 03, 2014
Very beautiful photo
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Loocas August 04, 2014
nice shot
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Djorn September 03, 2014
Beautifully done!

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this while on expedition on a playa bed in a remote location in the Black Rock Desert
Time
1AM
Lighting
The moon with overcast and dust storm made for great diffused lighting at relatively low ISO and closed aperature
Equipment
Canon 5D Mark III with a manfroto tripod and 24mm 1.4 L
Inspiration
This was basically a quick capture that fits my objectives as a photographer- to capture adventurers in surreal landscapes with minimal equipment, effort, and direction.
Editing
Processing only involved minor exposure corrections in Light Room, but due to the amount of light available when the image was taken, allowing for low ISO and slightly increased aperture for sharpness, there was little noise correction, sharpening, lifting of shadows needed in post.
In my camera bag
I will typically carry one wide angle and one telephoto with 1-2 speedlights when backpacking, and when in the offroad vehicles I will take everything listed below. Canon 5D MkIII Nikon 14-24 with adapter Canon 24MM 1.4 Canon 35mm 1.4 Canon 50mm 1.2 Canon 85mm 1.2 Canon 200mm 2.0 Occasionally Canon 100mm macro IS Canon 90mm TSE Canon 135mm 2.0 2x 630EX Flashes Canon wireless remote.
Feedback
Once you understand manual mode the basics of shooting at night are the same, and should come pretty intuitively. Get to know the range of High ISO that you can correct in post in your camera, and that will set the usable limits for the rest of your settings. An external timer will help you get past the 30 second exposure limit most DSLR's have. Consider a high end headlamp or flashlight to assist in focusing in the dark.

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