Rain Fingers Above the Bonneville Desert, Utah

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Here's a photo from our recent trip to Oregon, made in the Bonneville Desert in Utah. I saw this hellacious storm in the distance and knew there was an opportunity for a photograph. I found this cracked mud playa and thought it made an interesting foreground. We pulled over, I jumped out and quickly set up my camera and tripod to make a few exposures while my 2 year old son pee'd about 10 feet away.

Photographed in RAW, imported to Lightroom 3 for initial editing, converted to b&w using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and optimized with Nik Color Efex Pro 3. Exported to Photoshop CS5 where I sharpened for web using Nik Sharpener Pro.

Younes B., Gja (gjandrews.co.nz), and 46 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. .m1 34 months ago | reply

    incredible shot!

  2. Robin Black Photography 34 months ago | reply

    The sharpness of the FG just blows me away (and then my eye goes up to that incredible sky! Oh my!). Great shot, Bret!

  3. Koveh Photography 34 months ago | reply

    Beautiful B&W processing here my friend.

  4. Rich Bitonti 34 months ago | reply

    Awesome FG, very dramatic B&W

  5. bretedge 34 months ago | reply

    Thank you for all the wonderful comments! I'll be writing a blog post about the making of this image soon. Check my blog if you're interested in learning more of the how's and why's behind it's creation. blog.bretedge.com

  6. Dan Tomkinson 34 months ago | reply

    Wow ...This really looks amazing! Congratulations :)

  7. hdvegas 34 months ago | reply

    Real nice!

  8. GarenT Photography 34 months ago | reply

    Just love the contrasts and lines! The dry cracked desert and the rain storm!! Wonderful comp and even better processing!!

    This is just over the top when viewed in the lightbox!! I would love to see this like 24x30 with a big black mat!!

  9. andcampo 34 months ago | reply

    Great shot!

  10. Farman22 34 months ago | reply

    stunning shot

  11. Aristocrats-hat 34 months ago | reply

    Stunning capture!

  12. pich1 34 months ago | reply

    Great shot!

  13. ISOtob 34 months ago | reply

    wow, awesome! looks amazing in b&w!

  14. Panfili David 34 months ago | reply

    bellissimo contrasto tra la pioggia e la terra arida

  15. Joshua Cripps 28 months ago | reply

    Seriously sweet drama!

  16. valentino * 22 months ago | reply

    bella fotografia

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