Aug 092013

Storm №2

Nikon D300; 1/125 sec @ f8, ISO 560 (handheld); 18-200 mm f/3.5–5.6 @ 27mm (40mm EFL)

Storm №1 ©2013 by April Siegfried

Nikon D300; 1/125 sec @ f8, ISO 500 (handheld); 18-200 mm f/3.5–5.6 @ 26mm (39mm EFL)

Just the other day… At 6 a.m. I was standing on the end of a pier during a collision of weather fronts over Lake Michigan—marveling at the colors, storm light, and changing cloud formations. As the wind shifted from calm to whirling, it felt like I was in the center of a vortex.

When it finally began to rain, I retreated beneath trees in the park and realized I’d been the highest point on lakefront with the metal tip of my folded umbrella way above my shoulder. Probably not the smartest move.

But I didn’t get struck by lightning, and it was exhilarating to be there!

  5 Responses to “Storm”

  1. Magically intense. Just coming back from holidays on the north sea, I very strongly relate to this kind of light and color, form and flow. I love to dive into and become silent. Wonderful, the extreme presence of the sail ship. Really magically!


  2. These are magical and brooding.

    • Karen, thank you for visiting and leaving a comment so I could also have the pleasure of discovering *your* magical images. I’ve added your photoblog to my feed, in happy anticipation of enjoying more of your work.

  3. Wow, what wonderful images. I too try to capture clouds and water, I live locally by the sea, but these are on a different level!
    Thanks for posting them.

    • Steve, this was definitely a rare event! But it reminded me I never know what might happen if I just get my ass out of bed to go out there to take a look-see. 🙂

      Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave your comment.

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