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This past weekend I got to experience my first “storm chasing” trip with my photog buddy Mike Olbinski. First, just let me say that Mike is a weather nut. A serious nut. Shooting with him is contagious as he explodes with excitement as rain, lightning, and Armageddon approaches. He is also a great guy to shoot with in the fact he is willing to share what he knows and is just plain fun to talk to. Just make sure he has had his diet Coke.
I’ve always been fascinated with lightning shots. Over the years I’ve read tutorials and tricks but never acted on it. Earlier this year I decided that would change with the coming monsoon storms we have here in AZ. Most of the storms do not last long like in the mid-west, but they are intense.
After this weekend, I’m so excited for the monsoons this year. I see some long nights this summer but the payoff sounds worth it.
Until next time…
Camera: Canon 40D with Tamron 17-35mm zoom
Processing: Lightroom 3