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Photo Number One: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

along NM Highway 96
near Abiquiu, New Mexico
photographed 7.2.14

Posted on July 8, 2014, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. I’ve driven that road! Sometimes it feels I will always drive that road. Great emotional photo!

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  2. Oi yoi oi! Amazing. You got the car-lights streaks as well as the lightening! And the foliage in the foreground. And everything reading left to right. Great job.

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  3. Powerful image.

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  4. Catching lighting like day is my dream, one day

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    • I’d always wanted to get some lightning shots; a couple of things stood in my way. First, a years-long drought where I lived meant that we didn’t have any storms. And, I didn’t know how to do it. But, I got plenty of practice on this particular night…and am looking forward to more storms!

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  5. Wonderful shot and the car light trail just adds to the energy 🙂

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  6. Amazing photo and works great in contrasty B&W!
    Greetz, Ron

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  7. This is a terrific image. I expect it will show up in a competition or two! Love all the tones in the sky, and the light streak along the road. This one shot makes your workshop time worthwhile.

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    • Thanks – standing on the edges of the storm shooting lightning was the best fun I had all week! My classmate Larry (Yes! Another Larry!) and were next to each other, cheering like little kids every time there was lightning. It was exhilarating.

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      • My worry in lightning storms is all the metal in tripods. So far, I have only handheld, and never actually lucked out. Tripods being an essential part, as far as I can tell. We don’t get a lot of lightning here, so there are few chances. This is a great location as well as a great storm. Did you get wet?

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      • Unless you can hold a camera steady for 30 seconds or so, a tripod’s the way to go.

        We were behind the storm, so we didn’t get wet. We were at a relatively low spot, too, at the base of some hills and a mountain, Perdanal, which Georgia O’Keeffe painted many times (http://bit.ly/1lWZz11). We were hoping to get lightning strikes on the mountain, but that didn’t work out.

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      • Cool link, and nice place to hang out, even in a lightning storm! I don’t think you needed photos of a strike on the mountain, not when you got one like this.

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      • Thanks – I guess you don’t see much of those O’Keeffe-esque landscapes in BC, do you?

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      • Nope. Not too many, in this part of BC anyway…

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  8. Striking image. Really beautiful.

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  9. Oh Wow! Superb image, Melinda. That blaze of light along the road really completes the picture.

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