A Colorado gust front

(please click to view on black // canon 5d mark ii, rokinon 14mm 2.8, iso400, 1/250th // buy print)

Gust fronts are pretty cool to see. What you see in the photo above is akin to a tidal wave that has passed over you, heading for somewhere else. That hard edge is the front and all the creepy clouds behind it are in its wake.

These are also known as outflow boundaries, which is what we see A TON of here in Arizona during the summers. Except ours usually include a giant wall of dust to go with it. Out on the Colorado plains, there was some dust, but mostly you just had crazy strong winds and a wicked sky.

My wife Jina loved this image and picked up on something I didn’t…the juxtaposition of the green wheat and the dead field on the other side of the road.  I was there, so it didn’t stand out to me as much as the clouds did. I find it hilarious what I can miss in my own images…God bless my wife.

Not too long ago I picked up a cheap-o Rokinon 14mm manual focus lens to use for timelapsing while stormchasing this summer. With an extra body now for weddings, I’d like to be able to timelapse and take normal photos with two wide angle lenses at the same time. Shouldn’t have sold the old Tamron 17-35, but I did when I bought the Canon 17-40.

Anyways, since this lens is not only manual focus, but also a manual aperture, I don’t remember what f-stop I was at for this! But regardless, I love the lens…so crazy wide, it’s going to be a lot of fun.

 

  • http://www.cdeangelisphotography.com Chris DeAngelis

    Sick dude! Those clouds are just absurd. It’s wierd to see a road shot with storm clouds from you 🙂 That little lens looks pretty slick!

  • http://www.goldenhourstudios.com Jesse

    Incredible image. Speechless.

  • http://none aalevy

    Love it..magnificent rendition….it’s a keeper! thank you

  • http://www.myblueheaven.com Scott Wood

    Absolutely ove those clouds.

  • http://chrisdmrf.wordpress.com/ Chris Maskell

    Holy Crap!!! Those clouds are immense

  • http://www.kriskoeller.com Kris Koeller

    Incredible shot. Love the composition here with the road. Nicely done.