Thunderstorm Shelf Cloud, Rapid City, SD captured by crazy photographer with Z 6II / Z14-24f2.8 & Miops
Weather (wx) is the breath of the globe bringing with it demons and angels. A storm can be a curse and a blessing at the same time. It can bring needed goodness or evil, dark or bright, gray or brilliant red. I can go on and on but it’s simpler to wrap it all up in the simple word, emotion. It’s your emotional response to weather, you need to bring to your story, your photograph. Is there a trick to this? I like to keep one phrase in mind no matter the storm to bring out the beauty I see.
It’s the old phrase, every cloud has a silver lining. In our case though, I’m not looking for silver, but white. White and bright, no matter how big or small, when associated with dark, gloomy skies just makes that darkness, darker. The ferocity in the storm is implied even if not real, the imagination takes over. And when you tap a viewer’s imagination, the storyboard has been wiped clean and you can tell away. So just remember next cloud you have in your viewfinder, give it a little light and bright and you’ll bring out the beauty in wx.