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  1. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Haven't been out to shoot lately (other than the moonlit exposures) so I decided, with the storm coming in, there might be some good lighting.


    I arrived around 6:15pm and it was pouring. I waited for the rain to slow down to grab my gear. I had forgotten my umbrella in the car several months back, but I was quite happy to find it in the trunk. I wasn't sure what the rain was going to do, so I didn't venture too far down the trail before snapping this.

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    It started to rain again as I was rushing to get my camera back into the backpack. I walked a little further and the rain stopped again.
    This shot is actually bracketed and combined using a gradient on a layer mask to simulate a gradual ND filter.

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    After running through a few more shots, the light went behind the hills on the horizon. It was starting to rain again, so I decided to head back to my car. With some lightning going on behind the Superstitions, I setup my tripod inside the car and blew through a ton of shots w/o capturing a single defined bolt.

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  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    :drool: ~drools over dessert shots~

    I love em!
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    Chad, as always, you have some excellent shots here. I think the colors are great on these.
     
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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Something about the desert and a little narrative just seems to work huh? :wink:

    Glad someone got out tonight to get that light while I was napping :p

    The first 2 are by far some of the best compositions I've seen from you of that place. Awsome stuff :thumbsup: I' now fully motivated to go find something myself this weekend.........
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    I thought the first one was great... then I saw the second one :shock:

    Beautiful.
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    I love the second pic.... can I make a print of it?
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    That second one is beautiful. Wonderful work!
     
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    photobug TPF Noob!

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    So, you need to go play in the rain a bit more often, eh? ;)

    Great shots Voods, I really like the last one best I think. Tough call though.
     
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    2Stupid2Duck TPF Noob!

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    1st and last for me. But they are a wonderful series. Frame them and sell them!
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ooo, I like all of them, but the first one is most visually interesting with the broken cloud action..... nice work! :D
     
  11. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    I'll bet he's out again today as we have the same, if not better, conditions today. I know I'm getting outta here this afternoon for some potential crazy light and cloud action. Late season monsoon always produces something if you're in the right place.

    My money says we see Voodoo at Gold Canyon again :?:
     
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    I love the narrative. The last frame is particularly haunting. The rock formation reminds me of an ancient European castle.
     

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