July 2nd, 2015 — The European Storm Forecast Experiment (ESTOFEX for short) issued a level 2 warning for the Benelux, mainly for large hail and possible tornadoes. All geared up, I leaped at the chance to see a couple of lightning strikes. It had been some time since we’ve had severe weather come our way, but was I a happy photographer to be returning (alive) with this picture. There was lightning, downbursts and even something that may have been a waterspout off the coast of Den Helder. This image shows an incoming shelfcloud of a multicell-type structure of cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) clouds. Right in it’s path is a so-called outflow, where most of the precipitation plunges from the sky. It’s a constant internal struggle when you shoot these things — Every fibre of your being tells you to GTFO, when a brightly coloured monster passes overhead. «Just one more shot», you could hear yourself say. A lightning bolt comes crashing to Earth within three kilometers — You know, because you’ve learned to count the difference between hearing and seeing a strike. «Just one more.» ‘Outflow’ was captured at the North Sea Coast, Den Helder, the Netherlands with the D600 at 14mm. Focus stacked, hand blended fore- and background. 1/25s | f/9 | ISO100 It’s the most compelling thing, being out there, right after a storm passed. And should you be in the lucky position that it coincides with a majestic setting sun, that dips just below the heavy blanket of clouds, then you are just well…. lucky to have a camera with you! That evening I was just struck with how many different shades of purple the sky was adorned with. There’s magenta and violet, sure. But aside from indigo, I’m running out of names for colours. I quickly shut off the analytical mind coming up with names for everything and just went for it. Got my feet wet, broke my tripod and remembered how to capture such a scene. And it’s all well worth watching the last wave of that day break as the sun dips below the horizon. ‘When the Last Wave Brokes’ was captured right before the end of the day at the North Sea coast near Huisduinen, the Netherlands with the D600 at 14mm. Focus stacked, hand blended foreground ( 2s | f/7.1 | ISO100 ) and background ( 1/8s | f/8 | ISO100 ) Замечательные работы от Daniël Laan Галерея07.12.201507.10.2016 s3abreezeОставить комментарий Потрясающие ландшафтные работы нидерландского фотографа Daniël Laan. Фотографии крайне атмосферные и завораживающие.