Saturday, January 9, 2016

Weather Landscape Photographs In Monochrome

Infrared Oak - Tehachapi, California
Out here in California we've had a lot of rain. It's supposed to be a historic once-in-a-lifetime El Nino (Spanish for "The Nino") weather pattern. Warmer waters in the Pacific Ocean near the equator bring increased moisture to California.

Typically during El Nino there will be more rain than the ground can handle. This is when you see flooding and mudslides. It's predicted to be worse this year than in previous years. So far I'm not sure that it is "historic" like so many have said, but it's certainly noticeably wetter than usual.

Weather can bring great photographic opportunities. Clouds add interest to the sky. Light can turn magical for a surprising moment. Landscapes often look and feel different. Stormy days are sometimes the best photography days. Everyone else may be headed indoors, but you might want to consider heading outdoors with your camera in hand.

The photographs in this post are not from the most recent storms. These were all captured back in November and early December using a Sony RX100 II. They were post-processed using Phase One Capture One Express and Alien Skin Exposure 7.
Sun Rays Over Cummings Mountain - Tehachapi, California
Hill & Low Clouds - Tehachapi, California
Lifting Fog In The Hills - Stallion Springs, California
Clearing Storm Over The Valley - Stallion Springs, California
Wind & Power Co. - Tehachapi, California
Dramatic Sky Over The Wind Farm - Tehachapi, California
Storm Building Over Mine Hill - Mojave, California

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