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Storm Front by micahgoulart Storm Front by micahgoulart
last year during the rainy season here in Goiás, some awesome storms came rolling across our valley. Because we live on a plateau, we could see them coming about 15 mins before the rain started, so I always took the opportunity to take some shots.

For this particular photo, I went out half a mile into the valley above a small hill and took this panorama. The storm was breath-taking, with dark ominous clouds bearing straight down the valley like a stampede of black horses. I lingered as much as I could, then ran back after I started to hear the rain hitting the trees a couple hundred yards away. I made it back with a couple drops on my back.

About 30 seconds later the downpour began. I had no protection for my camera, so I was glad that I was able to make it in time. I even had to scale a wall...something I did surprisingly fast considering i only had use of one hand.

Nothing like an adventure to make a photo special. :)

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:iconwadelewis4:
wadelewis4 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Great photo!
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Lancerlover Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This work has been featured here: [link] :D
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slytherin-girl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That is absolutely breath taking. Oh wow, there are no other words. This is spectacular. :+fav: Amazing capture.
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micahgoulart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!!! :)
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madgenius09 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
While photographs cannot truly portray the depth of experience, this one comes pretty close. And while I cannot smell the impending storm, nor feel its approach, I can imagine it...this picture gives rise to those meager feelings that I have felt before, and makes me want to feel more...

Great picture here.
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:iconmicahgoulart:
micahgoulart Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! i love watching incoming storms especially when you can see far away as in a valley.
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thunderfeild Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
This is truly amazing!!
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:iconmicahgoulart:
micahgoulart Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks. this is one of my favorite photos.
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thunderfeild Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
no problem!
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ds112 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
This is so cool, you can almost feel the electricity in the air!!
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:iconmicahgoulart:
micahgoulart Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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zershyrum Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007   Traditional Artist
whoaa :O
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Kjherstin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
A true gift from God.
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FluffyScootabunny Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll comment how I have been lately:

'o'~(:heart::heart:)

And now for the comment:

This is absolutely gorgeous! The timing was impeccable and even with is showing the mild contrast from the blue sky to the "OMG RAWR STRM!" clouds. :+favlove:
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stevieboy84 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot! Love the atmoshpere!
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laurabeth Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
You have the same Camera that I do. I do ake panoramic shots with it but usually when I stitch them they dont look quite as nicely as I had hoped.

This is downright gorgeous! The rolling countryside is so pretty and then with the overwhelming clouds, it just makes it facinating :)

Newsboys is one of my favorite bands. I got John Woo stuck in my head by just visiting your page =P
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IaiaRose Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006   Photographer
Ridiculously cool :)
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:iconmicahgoulart:
micahgoulart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm glad you like it!
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pickupjojo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, awesome work! :)
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:iconmicahgoulart:
micahgoulart Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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mezzzmorized Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006   Writer
Awesome capture! this has to be one of the best storm:camera: photo`s i`ve ever seen :nod: :D
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:iconmicahgoulart:
micahgoulart Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I do miss the storms from there.
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graustufe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
nature is fantastic - like your photograph.
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
breathtakingly beautiful!
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FlashKid105 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
Wow,


This is very breath-taking. I can already say that if I were in that kind of situation, my heart would be pounding really hard, and I'd be running real fast to get to shelter:lol:


These camera moments are always cool to see, though, so I'm glad you had the opportunity to see this:). How long did it rain for after the whole thing started?
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micahgoulart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
we had a steady rain for another hour or so. the thunderstorms move by fast but they are scary while they last. the good thing is that you can see them coming from a long ways out.
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AntiSpy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
very nice, I like the wide angle
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:iconmicahgoulart:
micahgoulart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you.
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Gazza-NZ Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful capture ... weathers' impact on the environment is a wonderful thing to capture and this is a stunner :)
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najuzaid Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
wow Nature is amazig and you has been in the right place and moment.
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Wishful-Notions Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004
Beautiful! The clouds are really neat. On the right side beneath clouds it is all dark yet on the left the sky is still clear.
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Shid Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2004
o my god...absolutely stunning!! great stuff
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ProjectP Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
:wow: I'm speechless!
:+fav:
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ProjectP Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
:wow: I'm speechless
:+fav:!
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freecityrhymes Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2004
wow, that's a gorgeous panorama. i love how you can see the progression of the storm, and how blue the sky is in the left side of the picture. very cool.
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DragonSlayer79 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2004   Photographer
Great capture! nice contrast! Keep up the great work!
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budd666 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice shot. Did you have a wide angle lens? If I had a grand to spend on a camera I could get some better quality shots around where I live. Again, nice work. Fav for me.
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micahgoulart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
i actually did a panoramic shot with this one, stitching two or three photos together. i used the Canon A40 (retails for around $200)
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budd666 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks good. I kinda need money to be able to buy it though. And my b-day just past yesterday. So maybe Christmas gift or something. I'll have to ask my parents.
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funky-squirrel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2004
Damn...that IS cool.
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Bael-theDemon Featured By Owner May 27, 2004
yay! I love the photos of clouds. And its great! And that storm.. for sure it was strong.. :)
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n9261andvari Featured By Owner May 25, 2004
Woah...amazing! Simply breath-taking!
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lost-visions Featured By Owner May 25, 2004   Photographer
The shot is awesome, and the story about making it makes it even more entertaining.
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elficstar Featured By Owner May 23, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Está linda :clap:
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washuu Featured By Owner May 21, 2004
Fantastic! :clap: I love the contrast between light and dark and how vivid the greenery gets right before a storm. You can just see the rain too! Thanks for your bravery to bring us this great picture! :giggle: Do you have a larger version of this picture?

~Lil' Washuu
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stranj Featured By Owner May 21, 2004
those are some menacing looking storm clouds!

:+fav:
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gothangeleyz Featured By Owner May 21, 2004   Digital Artist
You are simply amazing - what an eye. VERY cool.
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happy-red-blood Featured By Owner May 21, 2004
very good pic! you captured it very well!
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tomclaessens Featured By Owner May 20, 2004
wonderful shot.. I can't remember seeing stormclouds like these here in Belgium, too bad though.

:thumbsup:
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Ozymandias- Featured By Owner May 19, 2004
I love the difference between the left and right sides ... but I think that making the photo, overall, a bit brighter might help. :)
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