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Award Winning Cowboy Imagery

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The hardest part of shooting this image was finding a spot to set my camera bag down. It was hailing pea sized ice and raining so hard that anywhere flat was 1" deep in water and on a slope it was a river. I finally found a tree root I was able to balance the bag on.

The downward streaks you see are not likely rain, but the hail, due to their large size, being white and not transparent. I am glad I had my cowboy hat on because we both are getting pelted. With the exception of the rain in a hurricane, mostly running sideways, this is the most rain and hail I have been in. We shot 67 images in 5 minutes and quit when lighting started to get too close for comfort. We then went back and I went into the office where they had a wood burning stove to not only dry myself off, but to dry off the camera bag, the camera and the lenses.

This image, number 52 in the series, was shot with a Canon professional digital camera, the settings were 1/60 second exposure using 400 ISO, the 16mm - 35mm f2.8 zoom lens was set at 35mm, f2.8. The camera was handheld. The selected image was then processed using the Adobe RAW converter then finished in Photoshop.

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