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So with my sudden move to the downtown Phoenix area, I vowed to at least ATTEMPT to capture some storms from the cement jungle down here. For a guy like me who never has his 17-35mm lens on anything BUT 17mm...it's a struggle to find wide open spaces to really give an idea of what a storm is doing.
Time to get creative...and prove to myself that I can be a photographer in any setting.
I shot this last week during the rash of severe weather we had (It's now up to EIGHT confirmed tornadoes in northern Arizona). The location is a very tall parking garage that is near by office and is a place I've been tobefore whilst searching for high ground. It's got to be at least a 10-level parking structure...so the height is perfection. However, just because you are up high doesn't mean you go to the edge and shoot. I still feel a strong desire to ensure I have some kind of foreground element, one that's hopefully interesting.
We'll be having some more storms next week, so I am going to try and take the opportunity to shoot a few more scenes like this...if I can hold back from taking a drive out to the deserts!
Also by Mike Olbinski
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