Janice Rosner  

A Little Drama for the Drive by Janice Rosner

June 2021 - A Little Drama for the Drive

About the Image(s)

This image was taken on my across Nevada. I woke up in the morning to a slight snowstorm and started heading west as snow covered the prairie. Driving across Nevada is a series of mountains and valleys and the storms continued almost across the whole state. I was treated to quite a show of wind, hail, rain and snow. The clouds were so dramatic I couldn’t resist stopping frequently to photograph the next new formation. Despite using my rocket blaster to clean my lens each time I ventured out of the truck, you can see the dust spots on my original image. I took the original into PS and used some curves and dodging, burning and contrast to bring out the detail in the clouds. Taken with my Sony a7riii, 24-105 lens at 35mm, f22, 1/160s, ISO 200.

11 comments posted

Nicole Asselborn   Nicole Asselborn
drama there is indeed ! especially at the bottom 2/3rds of the image ,the upper third does not in my opinion add much ?cropping .It certainly gives the feel for the storm brrr!   Posted: 06/10/2021 09:06:32
Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
OH, I hadn't thought of cropping. I'll play with that. Thank you.   Posted: 06/10/2021 10:47:51
Walter Swett   Walter Swett
I agree with Nicole that the drama can be found mostly around the tops of the mountains. Did you consider trying black and white? I've made an edit into more of a panorama and converted to B&W. What do you think?   Posted: 06/12/2021 09:56:52
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Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
Hi Walter, thanks for your crop. I think I may try that. I actually did convert this image to B&W so I have both. I'm actually not sure which one appeals to me more. Both have merit. I think I chose the color as it is more reminiscent of my experience there.   Posted: 06/12/2021 12:16:09
Walter Swett   Walter Swett
I think the color image works well also.   Posted: 06/13/2021 21:25:03

Nicole Asselborn   Nicole Asselborn
If you are interested ,Will Eades stormy photography is worth looking at   Posted: 06/11/2021 10:59:55

Kerry McFarlane
Big drama here. Great image Janice. I agree with the other on the lower crop but I think I like the colour version best. It make me feel the cold. Thank you for sharing Im a long way from any snow so this is a wow image for me   Posted: 06/12/2021 20:51:20
Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
Thanks for weighing in on the color vs B&W. The color image for me was more like the feeling I had that day. The wind was blowing so hard that I had to put my weight against the door to open it. It was quite tricky, parking on the side of the highway, forcing the truck door open and getting out with my camera under my jacket, running down the highway and onto the prarie to check for good POV's, whip the camera out from under the jacket, make images, then run back into the truck and blow the camera off with the rocket blaster. It was blustery cold and the blue tint of the color version just conveys that feeling I had. I'm going to do the crop this am. T   Posted: 06/13/2021 13:31:27

Pauline Jaffe   Pauline Jaffe
Janice this is a dramatic cloud image and when I see it, it reminds me of photographers that do storm chasing. Your piece on getting out of the truck to take the image made me think of that. The lower crop where most of the action takes place works well and it shows the drama better and focusses your eye.   Posted: 06/13/2021 07:43:45
Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
Thank you for your comments about the crop. I'm going to work on that today. I've never done storm chasing but I'd like to do it once.   Posted: 06/13/2021 13:39:02

Frank St-Pierre   Frank St-Pierre
Very nice capture. If focusing on the lower half of the image, as others have suggested and which I agree with, you might want to take those powerlines out.   Posted: 06/17/2021 17:59:30


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