A couple of days ago, I saw this cloud with saguaros on the horizon and I knew that
shooting with a long lens would make it an even more dramatic scene. I should have
taken the time to get my SLR and big lens but I’m a grab shot photographer, as you
know, so I reached for my SX10 and zoomed waaay in.
I then converted the image to black and white for even more drama.
Canon SX10, ISO 100, 1/30th sec, minimum aperture
Here’s an early afternoon shot of the clouds that brought last week’s tremendous storm.
I bumped up the contrast to emphasize their ominous look.
We’ve had very little rain this summer but it’s predicted that we’ll have a wet winter. Good for flowers!
The Monsoon gives hope of rain almost every afternoon but so far not a drop. This quick shot from last night (Canon S5 ) needed a lot of help so I opened it in ACR, converted it to 16bit and opened it as a smart object. I then manipulated the heck out of it to give it more of an impending rain look 🙂
Here is the original.