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Horses Before the Storm - (2000)

One of my all-time favorite images.

Taken in June of 2000 along the eastern side of The Sierra-Nevada Mountains. The pasture is along U.S. Highway 395 about 2 miles northwest of Bridgeport, California. The mountains in the background are along the northern boundary of Yosemite Park.

Less than 10 minutes after capturing this image - the area was slammed with a powerful storm. Rain, wind, lightning, thunder, and golf-ball sized hail. It was exhilarating.

More on the significance of this moment may be found on my website -

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Milos Markovic23-Aug-2008 16:55
Very beautiful scenery, fantastic lighting and composition.
big V.
dj.tigersprout 22-Jul-2008 04:59
hey stephen! finally made it over... :) today has been my check-out 'other' blogs day as i have been meaning to and just not getting around to it, time-wise. of course, i figured starting with your personal favorites was an excellent place to begin! such a beautiful shot here -- i remember this magical shot and many others from Am3. simply beautiful -- and what a great storm building in the background!
Barry Ailetcher25-Feb-2008 22:12
Great shot what timeing being in the right place at the right time
Gil Azouri28-Jan-2008 21:32
Beautiful mood
Barry Liimakka27-Jan-2008 05:01
Powerful use of light to create drama and color.
Darbowski23-Jan-2008 20:09
Très bon point de vue (POV), et belle image ! V
Kevin Blake11-Jan-2008 04:23
Wow amazing photo! I love the colours!
Steve Thuman06-Jan-2008 03:06
AMAZING light! Is that Mt Diablo on the right? If so I think I know where this is, and it's not too far from where I live
Guest 02-Jan-2008 12:13
wonderful light and mood, great sky.
Guest 01-Jan-2008 11:28
A great dramatic scene, love the light and the horses, V
Gordon W29-Dec-2007 23:39
Fabulous composition and such a dramatic sky!
Marcello Rodarte29-Dec-2007 23:38
stunning shot! V
Mike Cable27-Dec-2007 08:14
Beautiful shot! Great compo and colors!
william mahan26-Dec-2007 03:02

Outstanding composition and awesome sky!
Guest 25-Dec-2007 21:08
Wonderful picture ! gmv
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