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on Aug 30, 2010 in Landscape Photography

And When the Storm Breaks?!

When you are incredibly fortunate, the storm breaks at sunset and performs the magic only Mother Nature can produce. With the opening in the clouds, the pedal hits the metal to get into place.

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I mean, we’re talking illegal speeds because for me, a gorgeous sunset works ONLY when you have something interesting with it from the landscape. Just pretty colors in the clouds just doesn’t cut it for me. On the western horizon I saw an opening in the clouds, that means a brief beam of light was going to make it through. Watchout cars…crazy Moose comin through!

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With the dust in the air, you knew the light would be blood red. What do you want in that kind of light in Monument Valley? Monument Valley!

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And here’s the gold and the end of the rainbow! As simple a click as one can make. Just got in place, dialed in -2 exp comp and click. For me, this one click of this one mesa makes all the time this trip, last trip and all those times dying to be here worth while. Mother Nature, she knows drama!

Photo captured by D3x, 70-200VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital film