Rural landscapes: on the edge of the storm

PRAIRIE OIL WELL, NEAR CALGARY, ALBERTA

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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