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Sunflowers and Thunderstorms by John  De Bord Photography

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Rural northern Boulder County, Colorado

Honest to God above, this was utterly amazing….I can’t really find the wards to describe the whole scene to you all but I will try my best.

I had to handhold this, along with the other shots to come, my knee is totally kaput so using a tripod was pretty much out of the question, however that isn’t the only reason…as we were shooting last evening, the lightning was all over the place, and well there were times when I wanted to grab it and try, but thought better of it lol Tripods make for great Lightning conductors! lol

The clouds were just insane, and I mean really crazy, this storm went severe dropping reports of funnel clouds to the north east of us and hail as well. It passed over our heads, but sure made for some utterly incredible atmospheric shots!

So you take that, a Sunflower field the size of a small state, the sunset, a country road, and the foothills and mountains as a backdrop, and friends, you have quite a scene you will NEVER forget!

Hope ya all like it!

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I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • Andrew  Hunter
    Andrew Hunterover 5 years ago

    your photography is stunning John

  • :) I try my best! Glad you like it, thanks!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago


  • Much appreciated thank you!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 5 years ago

    The clouds alone are so your whole comp! It’s times like this that you wish you had a camera that could capture the whole sky/scene! Glad you stayed safe :)

  • CynLynn
    CynLynnover 5 years ago

    oh my! this is fantastic! wow! excellent work!

  • Katagram
    Katagramover 5 years ago

    this one stopped me dead in my tracks..all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!..this ROCKS John, instant FAVE ! !

  • Gary Lengyel
    Gary Lengyelover 5 years ago

    Wow, those clouds are something else. Waiting for the mother ship to come popping through :)

  • Hey thanks Gary, thought you were heading up to RMNP today?

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Gary Lengyel
    Gary Lengyelover 5 years ago

    Yeah, I’ll be going up in a couple of hours. My nephew is out visiting and he’s never experienced the elk rut. Hopefully we’ll find some bugling.

  • Any luck at all?

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 5 years ago

    ooh, wonderful

  • Hey thanks!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Kimberly Adams
    Kimberly Adamsover 5 years ago

    Your skies out there are just some stormy and impressive. I love this shot, excellent work as always!

  • I tell ya I was fully expecting a Tornado to drop at any second!

    – John De Bord Photography

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