Whither the Storm

While I don’t always do it Sunday is the weirder stuff I will have shot and edited. I’m not sure how this image will go over because its rather bleak but I did like it. I shot this off a pier on the Caloosahatchee River with a 10 stop neutral density filter on the camera. It was the first time I was using square glass filters versus a circular one.

The storm had come in unexpectedly (not really in Florida) so I was just waiting it out in the enclosed little area on the pier. I was bored so I was taking pictures in between wiping water off the filter that blew in. What I discovered when I returned from that shoot and dumped the images was I didn’t have the camera locked in tight enough on the tripod so all my images had blur from camera shake from the shutter. Trust me, if you never used a A7R the sound like tanks even without a mirror and it sends some serious vibrations through the camera. In addition I found that if I didn’t mount the filter right I was getting weird light streaks in the images as well. So it was good I did a test.

This image was one of the few that turned out form that set. Not sure if I had my hand on the tripod or whatever. When I edited it I knew it was going to be bleak looking. While I did play with the image the visibility wasn’t great because the storm rolled in and the rain was pissing down and the wind was whipping. So I wanted to convey that and I think the monochrome fits the mood. The conversion was done in Lightroom and then I just burned bits to get some separation.



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  1. The mom said:

    I think you captured SW Florida’s rain. The only thing you did not get in that photo is the sound of the thunder and of course the light show in the sky. I hope we have more flowers. I did enjoy.

    June 26, 2016

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