Story Behind The Image. One Stormy Night
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Monday, January 16, 2017
By Michael David
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This is a shot of a lifetime. I guarantee I will never get a chance like this ever again. I was in the right place at the right time. All the stars lined up and said go for it!
It was August 2016, and the sun was hot and the wind was strong. You could tell there was a storm on its way, but what came was a total surprise. I remember seeing the clouds advancing, and my second shooter saying it was going to be good, but I wasn’t convinced how great it would be. Thankfully, my sidekick was optimistic and really encouraged me to go for it.
The clouds started to really roll in and I said, “let’s do it!” I went to grab the happy couple and told them I had the shot of a lifetime ready for them. Sadly, they were all pictured out. So what is a photographer to do? I walked into the tent and asked this really sweet couple attending the wedding if they would help me out and pose for a shot.
“Trust me, it’s going to be awesome!”
“Absolutely,” they replied.
As I posed the couple, I lay on the ground and placed them right in the middle of the dark cloud. I had my second shooter light the couple from the right side. This was the final outcome. There are times when you take an image and look at the back of the camera to find that magic just happened.
Here’s the lesson: Always keep your eyes open and always have your camera ready because you never know what moment will happen next!

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