Collin J Örthner – Photographer

August 9, 2012

Storm Warning

Filed under: Abstract, Black & White, E-M5, m4/3, Nature, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Panoramic, Skyscape, Storms, Travel — collin j örthner @ 4:48 am

This past weekend my family headed up to the in-laws for a visit. On the way we could see a large storm system brewing slightly to the west and north. I knew we would likely get to drive through a part of it :))) as we headed north on the QE2. As we got closer you could see that it was really two separate storms that were becoming one very large one. We ended up driving through an alley between the two just missing the extremely heavy downpour, but we did see an amazing amount of lightning along this “alley”. As we came out the north side of the storm I knew I would need to find a suitable location free of electrical wires and poles etc. to show the storm off. The sun would be setting in about an hour or so and was creating some beautiful lighting from the NW side of the storm showing all the great details of the clouds. I ended up a few kilometres north of Spruce Grove. This is looking directly south towards the town and is really quite a wide view of the storm as I stitched three vertical images made with a wide angle lens. I think I could chase after these big guys all day – awesome doesn’t even come close to describing them!



[Olympus E-M5, Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8]




1 Comment »

  1. This is an awesome photograph. I love storm photos and this is a great one.

    Comment by Ling Ge — August 9, 2012 @ 7:30 am

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