Congratulations to Bryan Snider for winning the Summer Storm Assignment!
“I spend most of my summer in Arizona chasing storms all over the state. During the past couple of years, I’ve chased 10,000+ miles each year in search of beautiful landscapes and storms. In fact as a photographer/storm chaser my goal isn’t simply photographing weather. Instead, I want to find a beautiful landscape, and let the weather enhance the landscape. I want to show my audience that Arizona is a very beautiful state and during our monsoon season, our landscapes come to life thanks to the breath taking thunderstorms. On this particular day, I noticed a strong storm approaching Winslow, AZ, from the east. I decided to position myself just west of Winslow. I love the landscape in that area, and I knew that if the storm made it to me, I could have some really cool images. I mainly used Lightroom to process the RAW file. I also used Nik Color Efex Pro just a tad to help bring out some of the detail,” says Snider who used a Nikon 610 with a Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens.