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Road shots. What is about these that draws me in? Perhaps it’s the suggestion of a journey to the unknown or a confirmation of where I’ve been. Regardless of the why, I love setting up my camera and capturing the horizon.
If you follow this blog you have seen several of these types of images. For each one I always strive to frame something unique. In this case an Arizona monsoon storm racing across the desert outside of Tucson.
When I set this up I wanted to frame it differently but kept coming back to splitting it 50/50 between the sky and the foreground. I wanted to be sure to highlight the storm on the horizon and yet the road in the foreground sets the path to the storm. Therefore the framing is split even between the two.
Much to the dismay of my wife I enjoy shooting these type of images immensely. She always questions my sanity about standing in the middle of the road to take a picture, for which I respond with “that’s where you are supposed to be”.
Until next time…
Camera: Canon 40D with a Tamron 17-35mm
Processing: Lightroom 3.6, Photomatix 4, CS5, Phototools 2.6