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Prelude to a Summer Storm by tourofnature Prelude to a Summer Storm by tourofnature
As often happens with nature photography great light is coupled with foul weather. This scene was a calm and relaxing prelude to the oncoming storm that blew up and over this exposed ridge. To hear more about that read the story with this photo: [link]

Twin Peaks Wilderness, Utah.

Canon 5D. 17-40 L. CPL. 3SS and 2HS GND filter's stacked.
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:iconhouseofchabrier:
HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Your scenic photos are wonderful and breathtaking, but this one of an oncoming storm is quite different and fascinating. If I was there I think I would be prepared to get drenched or blown off the mountain!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, there was quite the storm that hit us about 2 that morning!
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George-kirk Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Awesome:)
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Jenya88 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
I love it. :)
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dwth Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 181st to 189th.:wave:
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Ming-Shuw Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful landscape!
Your work has been featured here: [link]
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LittleMissMischief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here [link] :D
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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:icondjlampkins:
djlampkins Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconleashaahooker:
LeashaAHooker Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Photographer
Wonderful!! :heart:
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:iconmarietteberndsen:
MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow :)
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Photographer
good shot! The sky's color is great!
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:iconstonehagdesign:
stonehagdesign Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
utterly amazing!
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:iconadriantiberiu76:
adriantiberiu76 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great picture,well done :)
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:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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CURSED-Wolfie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
:heart: Beautiful. Perfect :heart: Great job.
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:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Can't believe I let this one slip by. Great colors and I enjoy the composition, though I could see shooting at a higher level and angle the camera down despite losing some of that nice sky. Still very nice. Gotta love bad weather!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Peter, it seems the comp isn't spot on, but it was a pretty cool scene to witness. I loved it until later on when the lightning started flying!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
I would have loved to see some lightning shots from this spot, but I imagine that wouldn't be the safest thing to be doing up there.
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Coi-kins Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful colors! :D
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree! Thanks!
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Madame-Cari Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is quite enchanting. It reminds me of something one would see in a Final Fantasy game.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I played one way back in the day, I think the character's name was Cloud Strife, and Barrett or something like that. Cool game!
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Madame-Cari Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes! Final Fantasy VII! :D They are cool games. They have gotten better with graphics through the years. My favorite is Final Fantasy X, and XIII.
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ABJR47 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Very Cool!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha, thanks!
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ABJR47 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Your welcome
:)
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student General Artist
great photo
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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whendt Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
your welcome
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This for me is a classic example of including a foreground when no foreground was required. Everything but the foreground is great, perfect even, but the rock is too substantial in my opinion and it totally dominates the image. Alex
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad I could provide a classic example :P. I see your point about the rock being too substantial, there were two other photographers just to the left of this frame so this is what I had to work with at the time. I would have liked to have panned left a couple of feet. I was drawn to the rock because I thought the colors and textures complimented the sky well, overall I really liked the way this one came out. The FG was as important to this one as the mid and back. This was my favorite shot of the bunch, I'd imagine you would have liked some of the others I took up on the ridge.
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da-phil Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic capture my friend :clap:
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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whitewave-moth Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great light = foul weather is so so true! this is stunning, the textures of the rocks and plants is beautiful
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I appreciate that, by far my favorite time to shoot is in bad weather like this.
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whitewave-moth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
youre welcome, me too ^^
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Immerot Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
The shot is really great, but I don't like the arrangement of copyright. It destroys the impression by light ang clouds - the general part of the image, actually.
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:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't really like it either, but unfortunately there are art thieves out there!
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Immerot Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Therefore I don't talk about the copyright itself - only the arrangement.) If you move it somewhere (for ex, to the lower right corner), it's function would be the same, but it wouldn't affect the impression.
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
great shot, as always :thumbsup:
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I appreciate that!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
another great image
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Dave!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome sir
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Jul 9, 2011, 8:43:01 PM
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