The cotton fields

The cotton fields - monsoons arizona

(please click to view on black // canon 5d mark ii, tamron 17-35mm 2.8, 17mm, iso 100, f/16, 1/125 // buy print)

If you ordered a copy of my Stormchasing Arizona book, or happened to see my Best of 2011, you may have seen this image already.

But it was one of my top five probably from last year’s monsoon season, so I felt like it was owed it’s own blog post. Right?

Am I the only one that believes his images have feelings and would feel shunned if they didn’t get their own blog time? I mean, yes, this one made it into the book, but they all know the blog is the shiznit. The place you want to be. Where the magic happens.

So ANYWAYS, this is from north of Tucson overlooking a huge cotton field. Awesome storm on the horizon dropping rain. Nothing I like more than a wide vista or landscape with a distant rain storm.

There was also a timelapse to go with this.

I humbly apologize to this image for taking so long to give it the honor it so richly deserved. You weren’t forgotten. Just lost in the shuffle. I wont let it happen again.

  • Tiffany

    Absolutely stunning, fantastic photo. I see something new, and feel something new, every time I look at it.

  • Rick Young


    Awesome image Mike.

  • Rick Louie

    Awesome! Love how the clouds draw you into the scene!

  • Len Saltiel

    This stunning Mike. One of my favorites of yours for sure.

  • Chris DeAngelis

    That cloud and rain is just ridiculous! Great shot and love the B&W! Can I come stormchasing with you this year? 🙂

  • Eden

    Amazing shot Mike! Some serious power in those clouds.

  • Curt Fleenor

    This just screams “Power”!

  • Jesse

    Sickidilly Circus.

  • Mark Neal

    Very nice Mike. Intensity with beauty!

  • Rich Williams

    Those clouds jump right into my face. Love it, Mike.

  • A.Barlow

    Such a crazy cloud formation. Like a mushroom cloud…