Morning Storm

Morning Storm

20×20 prints are $2,000
30×30 prints are $4,000

I was on my way to work to run a four-color printing press, when at about 6:30 in the morning I came across this scene. I always carried my camera with me, so I quickly stopped the car and got out the gear.

I ran about 25 yards to the left side, to get the foreground grasses to work as part of the composition, set the Hasselblad on a tripod and took several spot meter readings of the scene. I had time for only one exposure, as the storm was rapidly headed directly toward me, and the light behind me was changing.

The sun was rising directly behind me, giving beautiful axis lighting to the farm scene and underscoring the dark, stormy rain clouds. This is the only photograph I have with buildings or anything else which represents the hand of man in the world.

To me, this image succinctly symbolizes our relationship with all of creation and shows our relationship to our creator.

Format: Medium (square)
Location: Oregon
Reference key: ms