Thunderstorm HDR

This was the year that I was going to jump in the car at the hint of severe weather and find a vantage point to photograph the drama of an approaching storm.  It hasn’t happened this year at all – until this afternoon.  This storm was losing it’s punch as it was approaching my outpost on the Milwaukee County grounds.  While it wasn’t a whopper of a storm, it did hit at the right time time of day to give the arcus cloud formation leading the thunderstorm just the right kiss of afternoon light.

The new twist for me was to attempt HDR (high dynamic range) imaging of the event.  I wasn’t sure how Photomatix would deal with the moving grass and clouds.  The blur on the right is a sheet of rain.

I think I like it.

One thought on “Thunderstorm HDR”

  1. Love the mix of color and almost B&W. The balance of sky and land with clear area in between makes the composition.
    There is no reason Not to use this on fill flash assignment.

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