Rural landscapes: on the edge of the storm


This was one of the most exhilarating photo trips I’ve ever been on. Cruising around near my home as the storm prepared to hit, I encountered this well that I’d first photographed a decade ago.
Seeing possibilities for a very different picture, I left the car and hoped to make some good compositions before the rain began. As I made pictures, the thunder rolled and rumbled around me almost without interruption. So the adrenaline was pumping!
I went with black-and-white because there was almost no colour in this scene. But it was so, SO contrasty between the very dark clouds and the brighter section in the lower right that I adjusted the camera to its lowest contrast in order to keep some detail in both ends of the light spectrum.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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