Anticipation

Equipment Info
NIKON D810
17mm / f/13 / 1.6 sec. / ISO 64
State/Province/Region
Arizona
Town
Prescott
Description

"Anticipation:" Suspense master Alfred Hitchcock has said, "There is no terror in the bang; only in the anticipation of it." I watched this weather system in Prescott, AZ, start out quite small and suddenly progress to a swirling massive cloud dropping lightning bolts and approaching my direction. For a brief moment, the edge of the cloud took on a sublle fuschia hue, as the sun was setting opposite, but was partially blocked by clouds in its own direction, creating a surreal effect to the light that was atypical of any other sunset colors. For this brief moment of anticipation, the wind stood still and all seemed almost falsely calm and I actually thought the storm was going to die out before it would escalate any further. But then I heard it-- as if having taken one deep breath and exhaled, the wind picked up in front of me, and the leaves in the trees behind me trembled and quaked audibly. And suddenly all fury broke loose. I could not even pack my camera away, just put the cap on and ran with the tripod fully extended, the rain and wind blasting me sideways and into my ear. I finally made it back to my vehicle, thoroughly drenched and remembered countless other similar experiences I had been through . . . all part of trying to capture the monsoons over the years. I hope you enjoy.

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Date Added
August 31, 2019
Date Taken
July 22, 2019