Collin J Örthner – Photographer

July 19, 2010

July 18th, Red Deer County & Lacombe County, Alberta

Filed under: Movement, Nature, Night, Skyscape, Storms, Zeiss — collin j örthner @ 10:06 pm

We had a heavy thunderstorm roll through just north of Red Deer late last night. The first image was made looking SSE at around 10:30pm as some very strong winds followed this cloud front. The lights from the city are showing on the underside of the clouds on the right side and look almost like sunset light. It is a 4 second exposure made using a tripod and shows a bit of cloud movement. The second image was made about 20 minutes later looking straight north through the car window. The winds were extremely hard and I didn’t dare set the camera up on a tripod. The car was being sand blasted by dust from the gravel road. I simply held the camera as steady as I could jamming it between the window and dashboard, holding the shutter open for 15 seconds. It shows some movement as the car was being rocked by the strong winds.The orange colour on the right side is being caused by the lights from the NOVA plant at Joffre in Lacombe County.

[Canon 5DmkII, Zeiss 21mm]


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