Storm in the Skies

After driving for 14 hours straight, I thought, all I would want was to get some break and sleep. But I was wrong ! As we reached the Smoky Mountain National Park and set the tent well into the darkness, the conditions were just ripe to explore some stars and was too tempting to miss ! The moon was not up, it was one of the darkest skies that I had seen in a while. It took a while to drive around and identify a spot, safe enough to shoot shoot the stars with some interesting foreground. Being new to the place, the mystery of the night and the sound of the rushing stream near by, added to the experience. The clouds were moving pretty fast, and helped set the mood of this shot to a great extent.

As for the processing of this shot : it was aided by the nifty Photoshop script(s) – Creative Trails UI & Creative Effects UI. I wrote a whole article about these scripts over the weekend. You can download the scripts here (for free, of course !) . If you are into photography do take some time to check it out.

Canon 7D : Canon 10-22 mm : ISO 2500 : 10 mm : f3.5 : 30 sec 

Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Elkmont Road, Tennessee, USA
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14 Comments to “Storm in the Skies”

  1. Wow that looks amazing! Wonderful shot and possibly a miss if you decided to go and sleep rather! Whenever we take road trips, I also see the most wonderful sky concerts!

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  2. Wow, this is magnificent!

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  3. Wonderful – like a cosmic Catherine Wheel!

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  4. This is my favourite one. Absolutely incredible. I’m such a fan of long exposure shots. You may like this chap. I’ve been watching him online for a while. He produces fantastic skyscape photos http://dorsetscouser.com/stargazing/

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  5. Wow! this is awesome!

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