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Today’s post is all about highlighting Mother Nature. As you can see she can put on quite a show when she chooses to do so.
Last week I ventured out for my first storm chase of the 2012 season. I was headed south to the Casa Grande area when I noticed the sun beams breaking out in the distance. I pulled over and set up for a few quick brackets. The haboob coming in from the south was getting larger and knew I only had a few minutes to capture this scene.
Satisfied with my shots I jumped back in the Tacoma and headed into the dust storm. Within 10 minutes of driving I was engulfed in near blackout conditions as I drove into the haboob. I managed to get to the “backside” of the dust storm and spot lightning in the Casa Grande area. Good times were to come as I got several lightning captures that night.
Tonight we have another opportunity for more storms and I couldn’t be happier. Oh monsoon season how I have missed you.
Until next time…
Camera: Canon 5DM2 with a Canon 17-40L
Processing: Lightroom 4, CS5, Photomatix 4, Phototools 2.6