Summer in the prairies is a beautiful time. One moment it can be calm and the next violent. I ventured towards Drumheller to capture some of the unique landscapes in the Dinosaur National Park, it was only a short time that I was out there when I got an alert on my phone about a major storm warning that could turn into a tornado. With the road back to Drumhller and home blocked by baseball sized hail, I had to find an alternate route. Hightailing it out of there I found my self on back roads of Alberta racing the storm, I may or may not have broken a few traffic laws. I was partially running from the storm and hoping that I could find a good vantage point. Finally I got ahead of the storm and pulled over on this dirt road, the wind was gusting making it hard to stand, I moved to my vantage point and set up my gear. I was outside the perimeter of the storm so the rain wasn't an issue at first but I had to hold the tripod still. At first I could see lightning striking but it kept happening off frame, I knew I only had minutes before the storm was on top of me, the winds got stronger and I could feel the rain drops starting to fall. Shot after shot and nothing, the beautiful super cell kept creeping closer, I began to yell at the storm urging it on I think it was along the lines of “come on show me what you got!". Boom there it was in the middle of my last exposure, Mother Earth reached out and kissed the ground and a soul crushing crash followed seconds later. I checked the image and once I knew I had it I ran back to the car, the timing could not have been better because at that moment the rain started to poor down and the hail started to drop.
This print comes in a limited edition of 300 total (including all sizes).
All prints are printed with archival inks and printed on archival papers.
Due to the wide range of sizes offered the image will be cropped to maximize the final look. If you like email us for a sample of the final rendering.
Each piece is individually printed, signed, and numbered by David and are accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity.