High and Low
(please click to view on black // canon 5d mark ii, canon 70-200 f/2.8 is l, 100mm, iso 125, f/6.3, 20 sec // buy print)

Feels like it has been awhile since I posted a lightning photo from this past summer and I still have gobs that I haven’t shown yet…so here is another.

Last year I decided to do a “square collection” of lightning photos all processed in black & white. This is the second in that series. I love the mood that monochrome creates for lightning images and I think the square format kind of isolates the subject in a unique way. This was taken out along Interstate 8 east of Gila Bend. I dug the juxtaposition of the one strike hitting the flat desert while the other appears to land on those two small hilltops.

Summer feels like it’s so far away.



  • http://www.chrisfrailey.com Chris Frailey

    Sweet shot Mike. Love the monochrome look. 😉

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

    Really liking this Mike, the mono works well and I think the square format compliments the composition

  • http://toadhollowphoto.com Toad Hollow Photography

    This is totally terrific. Love that square crop and the b&w processing here sure does draw all the drama out of the scene!

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