Stormy Nebraska skies

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© Mike Olbinski
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This is another photo from the Nebraska plains near the town of Mullen. The shot has an interesting feel to it, partly because of the HDR processing, but also the motion in the tall grasses.

Before this big stormchasing adventure, I hadn’t planned on doing much HDR photography because I figured when you were up close to this stuff, the high winds would really be a disadvantage to taking multiple exposures in rapid succession. Even doing them quickly can’t keep up with 40-50mph winds and clouds that seem to be only hundreds of feet above your head.

Photomatix is pretty good about eliminating ghosting from the movement of objects and stuff across multiple exposures, but I just felt it might be too hard to do here. I think I was wrong about that, hence the reason my series has changed to HDR for my last few posts.

Because of the blur caused by the motion in the grass and the rapidly moving clouds, this picture almost seems like a painting to me. Either way, it’s just another shot from my fun adventure out in Nebraska. Can’t imagine what next year will be like when I chase for 4-5 days.

5 responses

  • abel

    abel gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    Keep up the great work, but stay safe brother.

  • Jonathan Bratter

    Jonathan Bratter gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    sweet shot. I've always wanted to the storm chasing thing-such amazing photos!!

  • prof1120

    prof1120 (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    Great series, Mike.

  • Scott Fisher

    Scott Fisher (Deleted) gave props (12 Jun 2010):

    amazing story to an amazing picture!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (20 May 2011):

    Love it!

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