Mountain Thunder

John  De Bord Photography

Lakewood, United States

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Shot on the top of Trailridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Standing at approximately 12,000 feet high, I took this shot, then hurried back in the car. Why? Well as the sign stated :

“Warning! If there is any indication of thunderstorms or lightning in the area, you should not make this hike. Remember: lightning has been known to strike up to 5 miles from the thunderhead and as the tallest object, you become a prime lightning rod! This applies to all areas above tree line!”

And now you know why. And as I sat here surveying the whole scene, like something out of the movie “The 10 Commandments”….. I did start singing “The hills are alive with the sound of mussssssssic!” I was awe struck, and this was a very hard shot for me personally considering my health as of late and the altitude I was at. I overdid it, but ya know, I think the price I paid was well worth it! Many, many more shots to come yet. Stay tuned!

Shot Info:
Minolta 5D
Minolta 18-200 DT
1/80 sec
Hoya UV Filter
Singh-Ray CPL Filter
Shot in RAW (of course…..)
Single shot HDR processed inside Photomatix

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