Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Latest Dumb Luck Shot

It's day 1 of the Mt. Rainier workshop that I am co-leading with my friend/DPE podcast co-host Juan Pons. 

After a fun pizza party with the group, we saw this amazing scene behind our hotel. 

We ran back to our rooms, grabbed our cameras and tripods and took a few quick shots. I used my Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 24-105mm IS lens for this capture.

Talk about dumb luck shots.

The color image is below. Because the scene was monochromatic, I played around with filters in Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro - and really liked the High Structure filter.

FYI: You can save 15% on Silver Efex Pro (and all Nik Plug-ins) if you use this code - RSAMMON - upon check-out on the Nik web site.

I hope you can join me on a workshop some day. We have lots of fun.

Explore the light,


richsw said...

WOW. How cool is that?

Andrew Keane said...

That's an amazing weather effect. Is it a twister style of thing?

Nice shot!

Gretchen said...

Love this! What luck!

Tom Baker said...

Holy H*&*( Rick great shot.

Opsimath said...

You can call it dumb luck, Rick, but like they say, "Luck is when preparation meets opportunity."

Betty Wiley said...

this is such an amazing capture - dumb luck or not. I have never seen anything like this - it almost looks like a tornado!

Kevin said...

Fantastic capture - love the B&W version! I'll echo @opsimath re: "luck". ;-)