From the archives, vol. 31: Preview of the apocolypse
A case of content trumping technical quality. The Nikon D80 didn’t really have the chops to perform under such low-light conditions, but I wasn’t about to skip photographing what was possibly the most terrifying sky I’d ever seen. These images were created shortly after the passing of a terrible storm which you can read about here and here. And no, I didn’t exaggerate the colors during post-processing. I did very little work on these images – mostly just minor contrast tweaks and noise clean-up. If anything, the colors are slightly more muted than they were in reality, because in this case reality seemed unreal.
There’s one important thing to take away from this post, and it has nothing to do with photography. Even though we’ve reached the end of meteorological spring, the threat of violent weather remains. If you’re heading out for the day, check the forecast before you leave. Monitor the weather during the day. Keep your eyes open, and use common sense. Just a couple of days ago in a nearby community, a young woman in a park was killed by lightning. No one thinks it will happen to them, but it can happen to anyone, at any time. Be safe.