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Watching and Waiting

Sometimes you can drive or hike out to the spot where you think you could make a great photograph. Sometimes you stumble upon those spots, and if you're prepared, you can work your magic. Other times you need to sit and wait for it to come to you. Such was the case for the photograph below.

Elvis was away from home, in a hotel room, without a vehicle. Heavy wind, rain and lightning kept Elvis from venturing outside, on foot, into the storm.

The trees were partially blocking the view but by putting them at the bottom the thought was they could make a nice frame or at least add some contrast to the sky. Elvis took 67 shots over a period of 2 hours hoping to catch the lightning, and this is the only frame that did. The deep, angy sky adds drama to the lighting bolts. Patience was a virtue.



Taken with a Nikon D2x and a 20-35mm lens.

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