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Storm Over Austin

Photographing outdoors has been a challenge in the recent weeks due to the sweltering heat and frequent rain so it was great to finally get out and photograph. I keep an eye out for the weather and I noticed that storm clouds might be building on the eastern side of the city earlier this week. So, a friend and I loaded up our gear and headed out to one of our favorite spots to photograph the storm over Austin. This time, mother nature cooperated and gave us a nice show, including some color in the upper clouds. We were afraid that the storm clouds were going to block the sun but it all turned out as planned.

I decided in advance that I was going to use my GigaPan Epic Pro panorama head to capture a highly detailed panorama of the area. I ended up with a “medium” resolution image that totaled 277 megapixels and weighed in at 3.3 gigabytes. To say the least my poor computer churned and chugged as I stitched together the multi-row panorama (3 rows by 5 images each) and then did my usual post processing work. I am hoping to go out soon and try this again. It was a blast!

Storm Over Austin
Storm Over Austin

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8 II Lens set on 100 mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/4, shutter speed at 1/25th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used my GigaPan Epic Pro panorama head to capture a multi-row panorama composed of 15 images (3 rows of 5). I stitched the panorama together in Lightroom and I finalized the image in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.

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2 thoughts on “Storm Over Austin”

  1. Not seeing the link of to the full res version.

    It’s a great shot. You have to be very, very happy with this one. It has super sized print written all over it. :)

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