Not many people can say that they still get winter storms on the 30th of April. It’s because many more (sane) people don’t live in Saskatchewan. This winter just . . . won’t . . . die! But before the snow came, we had these amazing clouds and lots of rain. I grabbed my X100s, my sister in law, a black umbrella, my SB-900 and brand new Pocket Wizard Plus X triggers and headed out for some dramatic environmental portraits! When we found a cool spot with lots of great cloud structure, I got setup. It was then I realized that I forgot the PC cable for the Plus X. DOH!!! :roll: I have a lot to learn about radio triggers! So, rather than go back and risk missing the sky, I put the SB-900 into SU-4 mode and triggered it optically from the Fuji’s built in flash. It worked in a pinch, even though I wanted to try the Pocket Wizards out. Heheheh… I heightened the structure of the clouds in post, but I love the drama of the B&W.
The storm itself wasn’t all that bad tonight but the cloud structures were awesome! Living next to a big valley is awesome for getting amazing thermals to make the clouds to pop-wheelies! And the best thing ever was the huge golden light that was coming from the West. It made this tremendous rainbow! It was raining still but I ran out into the backyard to nab the shots. I bracketed the rainbow for HDR to get the max amount of definition. Only bummer was it was hand held so there is some ghosting on the trees. But I don’t care, the rainbow was awesome. I wish I had an FX camera though and I probably could have got the whole thing in the frame! :cool:
Nothin’ beats a good ol’ Saskatchewan storm. We’ve got loads of sky and with our wicked weather, it’s been brewing up the mad cloud banks. On Thursday night, I noticed the big fluffy white ones and immediately thought: Tornado. Or, at the very least a plow wind. But, thankfully it never happened. But it did offer some way cool photo ops. I decided to give chase and drive east, trying to get some shots before the sun went down. I was able to nab the clouds in golden light which rocks the set! I also decided to do some HDR shots to capture the crazy structure & drama of the clouds. Super fun stuff!