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Seven Minute Storm | by Jamey Pyles
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Seven Minute Storm

This was saturday nights sunset up in the Cascades. When we got here it was 2 hours before sunset, so I took off with a bucket to collect berries. Pretty soon I started to see rain clouds dumping on the horizon to the left and right.... About an hour before sunset, the rain cloud engulfed the mountain, and started North, towards where I was shooting. I went back towards my car, thinking it was over. But then I remembered a sunset I saw a year ago, where rain was filtered by the sun that was setting, creating a nice effect. So I stayed out, ready to embrace the storm. I definitely did NOT expect how intense that little rainstorm would be when it got to me. Suddenly we had gusts of wind probably 35-50mph and the lake had white cap waves in it. I captured this one just past the peak of the storm, when the rain calmed down a bit. I have shots with more waves, but the rain was hard to keep off the lens. Enjoy!


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Canon 40d- Tokina 11-16mm - Polarizer - Jamey Pyles Photography

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Taken on September 24, 2011