A remarkable weather pattern blew over Peterborough last Monday. I rushed to the parking garage in the middle of town to set up my tripod and umbrella. I caught most of it as it flew past, with cloud and wind, rainbow and eerie amber light.
It was hard to choose which photos to post, so at the bottom there’s a full gallery showing the whole amazing array.
Earlier in the day a friend and I went out looking for storms. We missed one and waited in vain for another to arrive. It was windy and dramatic, though, and while wandering we came across some lovely sleeping cows – and one bull. I gingerly got closer to snap some snaps. All the while the bull and I kept a wary eye on each other.
It wasn’t until much later that the second storm rolled in.
The following gallery shows the photos of that storm. These photos are unaltered except to convert from RAW to jpg.
Yes, the colours were that freaky. Yes, there was a rainbow. Yes, I got rained on. Yes, it was absolutely worth it.
For Those who are curious:
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D
- Shutter speed: ranges from 1/200 to 1/5
- Aperture: ranges from 3.2 to 5.6
- ISO: 100
- Lens: Canon 16 to 35 L Series
- Focal length: 16
- AF mode: Manual Focus
- White balance: 5700K