Entries by Mike

Ord Madness

A beastly embedded supercell approaches the town of Ord, Nebraska back on June 1st, 2018. It was pretty amazing to see this form out of a big messy line of convection and it actually dropped a brief tornado north of town just about 15 minutes after this.

Kurtis & Danielle’s wedding at Mountain Shadows

It was raining most of the morning and early in the afternoon, so much so that the ceremony was moved inside…but, I was watching the radar and guessed that around 3:30, the rain would move out and things could clear up. Sure enough, the rain stopped and Kurtis made a command decision to move the […]

Willcox Shelf

One of the best nights of last summer…September 1st, sitting here just NE of Willcox with my buddy Chris Frailey shooting lightning for over an hour. We were in such a good spot to watch it get close, but never really overtake us, so we score far away bolts, then super close strikes…and this beautiful shelf cloud […]

Tyron

A beastly storm moves towards the town of Tryon, Nebraska on May 23rd, 2018. A noisier photo than I like…the Canon 5DSR at 1600 iso and bumping the exposure up a bit isn’t ideal, but it’s a frame from a time-lapse and I love it, so sharing anyways! Can’t wait for sights like this again!

Michael & Taylor’s wedding at Lost Dutchman State Park

My last wedding of 2019 was also one of my favorites. I’ve wanted to shoot a wedding at Lost Dutchman State Park forever and these two amazing people came along and magic happened. Thanks to Michael and Taylor for making me feel like a member of the family and for having such a beautiful, intimate […]

Danielle & Kevin’s wedding in Sedona

This was my last spring wedding in 2018 before heading out to chase storms for the next two months. And it was a heck of a way to finish. Had so much fun with Danielle and Kevin, their tiny little elopement with a few friends and family, and the food/drinks at the end of the […]

Intensity

One of my personal favorite images of 2018 was this one early in the morning of July 21st on the Vekol Valley Road overpass looking east. Asher and I had gone almost all the way to New Mexico earlier, and then raced back towards home as a huge MCS blew up and started blasting west […]

Ringwood

Not sure what took me so long to get to this one, but one of the more stunning scenes from last spring for me. Long chase on May 29th from north of Laverne, Oklahoma to here southeast of Ringwood. The colors went nuts at sunset and this supercell/shelf cloud looked all kinds of amazing. Had […]

Morgan & Tony’s wedding at Brophy Chapel

Morgan and Tony’s wedding in December at Brophy and then Desert Foothills was just one of my favorites of 2018. Such a lovely, fun couple and their friends were such a blast to work with! I haven’t laughed that hard at a best man’s toast before and Morgan’s dad made myself, and the entire room, […]

The best settings for lightning photography

 A tutorial on the best settings for lightning photography, from day to astro, with real world images and exif information. Stuff from this video: Lightning Trigger IV: https://store.lightningtrigger.com/ Join a tour or workshop: http://www.mikeolbinski.com/workshops Follow John Sirlin: https://twitter.com/sirlinjohn