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Storm Over New Brighton – heath ofee dot com

Recently we’ve been getting some pretty dramatic looking clouds and storms over Calgary, but because I have to get up ridiculously early for work I haven’t been staying up late enough to catch these storms during sunset. Inspired by Mike Olbinski, who has some amazing storm photos, I decided it was worth the loss of sleep and ventured out last Thursday night to get me some brackets!

I live in a relatively new suburb so there is still plenty of open space and construction going on and I knew just where I could find a good vantage point to see this storm…it was just luck that there was some tall wavy grass growing on the hill that happened to make for a perfect foreground. I thought about masking in one of the originals to keep the grass looking a bit more stationary, but I kinda like the flowing feel that the windswept grass gives. Hope you enjoy!

Canon EOS 50D, Sigman 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 16, ISO 100, 3 Exposures

The details: 3 exposure HDR tonemapped in Photomatix, Lightroom for catalogue, color, contrast, Noiseware for noise control.

12 thoughts on “Storm Over New Brighton

  1. WOW, fantastic motion in the bushes! So great! Definitely love the motion, totally adds to the photos. Awesome storm in the background, looks like a little sun setting behind it. Well done sir!

    Appreciate the link!

  2. As the infamous Mike Olbinski’s wife, I am just glad someone else is inspired by him too. Your photo is beautiful!

    1. Great to hear from you and thanks for the compliment! Your husbands work is definitely inspiring, I always look forward to seeing his work.

  3. Another great one HOF! The grass is something from a dreamscape. You can almsot feeel an energy from the clouds. Nice work.

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