Weathering the Storm

Storm Serenity

Storm Serenity


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With all of the rain and clouds covering much of California lately, I was reminded of this image that I shot last June in Lake Tahoe. I had been helping a friend paint his house in Sacramento over that weekend and since I didn’t have to be anywhere on Monday, I figured I would go the rest of the way up to the lake so that I could relax and shoot a little.

Since it was hot and I wasn’t really paying attention to the forecast, I didn’t know that the weekend’s awesome, sunny weather was going to turn to crap as soon as I hit the Sierras. I spent a whole day driving around the lake while the rain poured only to stop occasionally as there was a break in the weather to grab a shot here and there.

You take the good with the bad and for me, I actually like the way that the weather brings out the shape and color in the clouds. Just like one of my favorite quotes: “It’s not about weathering the storm, but learning to dance in the rain.”

HDR Info: Three images shot on a tripod with my Canon 40D through a Sigma 10-20mm lens at 20mm/f8.0 with ISO 200 at a base exposure of 1/100.

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