What do you think of when you hear the word, ominous? Is it an approaching storm, a dark alley or eyes that stare at you from the dark? With Halloween upon us and the talk of things that go bump in the night we thought it would be fun to challenge the Lowepro Storytellers with a mission to fit the season, “ominous”.
Not much else is more ominous than a massive wall of water barreling behind you with a force so strong its a life or death situation if you make the wrong move. This giant was taken at Nazare, Portugal. Home to the biggest waves in the world, where the most daring come in search for their most epic ride in hopes they come out alive.
Canon 5D II
I chose this photograph to represent Ominous for October for several reasons. The first is obviously that this photo has some of the colors of Fall that we often think of when we think of this month but I also think that this image serves and an ominous reminder to all of us how important it is to be careful with open flames and fire warnings in the outdoor areas that we play in. As an avid outdoorsman and outdoor lifestyle photographer scenes like this one that I photographed truly break my heart however in this particular instance, the fire was actually being controlled by the forest service. I’ve never seen a forest first close up the way I witnessed this one. It is one of my greatest worries to see the places I love so much go up in flames and for this reason this photograph the most ominous of scenarios in my professional and personal
1/1000 sec; f/5.6 ; ISO 500;
Shot with Canon 70-200mm adapted with Sigma MC-11 Adapter at 115mm focal length