Blog: Summer Storm Series - 7/3/2020

Announcing my new series Summer Storm! Four photographs taken on July 3, 2020 within a 90 minute time frame. Sold in Limited Edition printings of no more than 20 per image and also Open Edition printings on Gallery Wrapped Canvas.

This evening turned out better than I could have ever hoped!

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Magical Storm

UINTA-WASATCH-CACHE NATIONAL FOREST, UTAH, USA

Limited Edition of 20 Museum Grade, Fine Art Prints.

This photograph is #2 in a series of four all shot within a 90 minute period on July 3, 2020. The series is aptly named "Summer Storm".

Rain was splattering the lens and I had to keep wiping it off, the wind was blowing causing ripples on the river surface and then the rainbow began to appear like an apparition. I waited at Christmas Meadows for the perfect moment to see what would happen. At 8:06 PM I captured this photograph of the amazing magical storm, a double rainbow in front of the mountains dimmed in a veil of rain and clouds yet lit by the setting sun. It was truly one of those moments I thought, "the only thing that could make this better would be a unicorn drinking from the river."

Shown as 24x36 inch print in a Black Liner and Roma Auberge Brown frame.

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Approaching Storm

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah, USA

Limited Edition of 20 Museum Grade, Fine Art Prints.

This photograph is #1 in a series of four all shot within a 90 minute period on July 3, 2020. The series is aptly named "Summer Storm"

Christmas Meadows in the Uinta Mountains is one the most scenic and magical places I've ever been. This day 7/3/2020 didn't disappoint! I found my spot on a curve of the river and relaxed in the car waiting for the light, then the storm clouds began to grow. I went back to the spot and waited as thunder rolled and rain splattered the lens. At 7:16 PM with the sun behind me and dark clouds looming I took this photograph when a passing cloud created a layer of shadow in the distance. This was one of those moments I thought, "wow if it doesn't get any better than this, I've got a money shot". It did get better...

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Departing Storm

UINTA-WASATCH-CACHE NATIONAL FOREST, UTAH, USA

Limited Edition of 20 Museum Grade, Fine Art Prints.

This photograph is #3 in a series of four all shot within a 90 minute period on July 3, 2020. The series is aptly named "Summer Storm".

The rain and the wind had stopped but the rainbow lingered on as the storm departed. Slowly the river surface softened to a mirror of gentle ripples . At 8:25 PM when the reflection was at its best, I took this photograph of the quiet scene with awe in amazement, "wow I can't believe how amazing this evening has been" I thought out loud. The mountains were perfect, the reflection and curve of the river, the light in the clouds. Then I had a thought, "I wonder what sunset will be like? Could I be so lucky?"

Shown as a 48x72 inch Museum Aluminum Mounted print.

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Sunset Storm

UINTA-WASATCH-CACHE NATIONAL FOREST, UTAH, USA

Limited Edition of 20 Museum Grade, Fine Art Prints.

This photograph is #4 in a series of four all shot within a 90 minute period on July 3, 2020. The series is aptly named "Summer Storm"

The storm was over though wonderful clouds lingered over the mountains. I patiently waited for the sunset in hopes the peaks would light up with the last warm glow of the setting sun. 8:51 PM the moment happened, the light was perfect, the clouds and peaks shown in the evening glow and the reflection in the river was spectacular! This was one of those nights to remember where finding the perfect composition and then having the photo gods smile down on me made for some of the best work I feel I have ever done. Christmas meadows had been one of my favorite locations, now I'm worried I will never get another photograph there I like!

Shown as a 30x45 inch print in Roma Aber Dark Walnut frame.

What an amazing evening at Christmas Meadows, Utah! This is one of my favorite locations for easy access of great mountains and a river. Catching this thunder storm was pure luck and then having not one but two rainbows appear was magical! The images from this series are all available in sizes ranging from 16x24-60x90 inches in Limited Edition prints. These are also available in Open Edition Canvas Gallery Wrap prints from 16x24-40x60.