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Clearing Haboob by TrentLarsonphoto Clearing Haboob by TrentLarsonphoto
I've failed the last handful of times i've gone hiking. I see some nice clouds and then it gets too cloudy and the light is blocked. I decided to give it another try, and I finally got some light. I was set up out there maybe 30 minutes before hand, and it was WINDY. I even had to hold my tripod to make sure it wouldn't fall over. With about 15 minutes to go, it started getting really dusty, and I ended up standing through a dust storm or haboob (an arabic term for a dust storm in arid regions). It then rained pretty hard on me for about 5 minutes (thankfully I had an umbrella for some reason) which got rid of some of the dust. There was also lightning right above me, which didn't make me feel too great considering I was holding a metal tripod. All these things came from one relatively small cloud too. I ended up lucking out with this weird, dusty storm light and I got a little bit of a rainbow too!

Superstition Mountain, Apache Junction, Arizona.
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awsome shot :love: :clap:
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Outstanding!
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dynamicimagery Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Beautiful!
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Dreampixphotography Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Nice work here well done
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GregArps Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Bloody awesome. Actually thought it was one of George Stocking's shots from the thumbnail haha
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TrentLarsonphoto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Really? That's by far the best compliment i've ever recieved! I'm sure you were dissapointed when you saw it wasn't his, but I really appreciate that. I'm a huge Stocking fan. Thank you so much!
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GregArps Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
No worries bro :P Haha I'm so used to seeing pictures of the desert and Superstitions in my inbox from him that it was an easy mistake to make. Plus of course it's a fine picture you have there! I'm also a huge fan of his work...
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
With the rainbow you can justifiably say you captured the whole spectrum of colors. The sunset coloring on the cacti and the rock looks right on to me.
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TrentLarsonphoto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Yea, pretty much...and almost all kinds of weather too, haha.
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MsDulcet Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful light!
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