Barr Lake State Park, Colorado

Evening thunderstorms here in Colorado can be quite the treat during the hour summer days, cooling everything down just before the evening. This storm has just passed over us in the minutes before, a supercell actually, which lead to tornado warnings further out on the eastern plains. Even the trail isn’t fully dry yet…It sure made for some dramatic photography however!

Hope you all like it

Sony a550
Minolta 18-200mm lens
HDR through Photomatix, 3 RAW files, output through Lightroom and Photoshop

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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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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture John

  • thanks Larry

    – John De Bord Photography

  • kenmo
    kenmoover 3 years ago

    Exceptional photography….

  • Thanks Ken very much

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Kimberly mattia
    Kimberly mattiaover 3 years ago

    wonderful pic! loving the cloud formation in the sky. :)

  • Appreciated Kim, thank you

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettover 3 years ago

    An instant favorite for me!

  • adriangeronimo
    adriangeronimoover 3 years ago

    scary as it looks, it’s a really great shot.

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 3 years ago

    That is one magnificent cloud there John and the light on the rain and storm is just awesome.

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishover 3 years ago

    Stunning colours, great HDR and that storm brewing in the background adds the drama!!

  • fsmitchellphoto
    fsmitchellphotoover 3 years ago


  • Zeibyasis
    Zeibyasisover 3 years ago

    I love that you captured the “new spring greens” in this shot as well, it really helps tie the piece together. Beautiful!

    On a side note: what day did you take this?

  • Thanks :D heh it was actually taken July of last year lol have you ever been out there?

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture! :)

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