Storms almost always see us running for cover (or not even setting out in the first place) but if you don't venture out in the poor weather you risk losing some great images. At the very least a good storm will bring a different perspective to areas you have shot repeatedly, as is the case with the image below.
This image was made during a photo tour when I was leading a group around a small lake in Kananaskis that I have visited a dozen times or more. The day had started well with good light and we had made a number of images but the weather took a sudden change as a winter squall blew in. Fortunately my group were a hardy bunch and wanted to carry on which really adds to the pressure when trying to find images for people to make.
As it transpired I found some nice shots that were as new to me as they were to the group. The image below is a real favourite, it is a small group of summits I have tried shooting several times before but the lack of separation always put me off making the shot. With the storm blowing through, the cloud and snowfall caused a perfect haze that left the foremost summit clear and sharp and the background two in haze. I did try this shot in the past with a wide aperture but didn't like the outcome, yet here the cloud has imitated a wide aperture and provided separation but also added some interest in the sky above the range making the image much more pleasing overall.
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