Nature is unpredictable, which makes landscape photography challenging. A scene that looks flat one moment can turn into a magical one in the blink of an eye. And if you fail to make the most of what’s in front of you, chances are that you’ll have to wait a long time for another chance. Photographer Morgan Tuohy took the following image at just the right moment on the south rim of the Grand Canyon:
Tuohy took the image on his Sony A7III with the 16-35 GM lens. The image is a 1-second exposure that he took at 30mm, f/11, and ISO 100.
“The clouds across the sky had us thinking sunset was going to be a dud, so we didn’t pay much mind to the sky and started making dinner at our cars. Eventually, I looked back towards the canyon and saw this massive column of water begin to fall on the sourth rim of Grand Canyon National Park, just a few miles away. Needless to say, dinner became an after thought, we grabbed our camera gear, and headed back towards the cliff that we’d visited earlier that evening.”
Scenes like this make you pinch yourself to make sure what you’re seeing is actually real. The rain cloud being illuminated by the setting sun against the storm clouds makes it an incredible moment to witness. It seems like, besides the photographer, even nature has put in some effort to make this image look and feel so beautiful.
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