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After The Storm

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It has snowed the whole day at Grand Canyon, causing us to be confined to the Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge. Finally, during the late afternoon, the clouds broke a little, and the snow finally stopped. We jumped into the car and drove out to Point Royal. As I walk towards the view point, the weather was beginning to turn south again, and I saw a group of photographers take cover and shouting at each other to run back to the car.


I got setup on the edge as the overlook was clearing out. Finally, it was just me left. It began to hail as I was setting up, and the wind was really strong, which was a good thing. I was betting that the wind would clear a hole in the clouds. Not long after I got setup, the scene unfolded in front of me. It was amazing! The light streaks lasted all but 1 minute, but it was enough for me to take a few pictures. This is probably one of the most dramatic pictures I've taken.


A pro bird/landscape photographer, Maxis Gamez, joined me a few minutes later. I met while shooting the sunrise down the road. A huge thanks to him for helping me create this image. He showed me a new technique that I wasn’t aware of, and it sure came in handy today!


Canon 5D Mark III

17-40mm F/4


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Taken on October 25, 2012