Spring Hill, Between Rainstorms


We had wild March weather over the weekend - multiple storms with inches of rain and high winds caused flooding and downed power lines in the area.

I took this photo as one violent storm moved away and another moved in. In such dark conditions I should've used a tripod and cable release, but there was just enough time to grab the camera, run outdoors and fire off a dozen shots at high ISO -- hoping one wasn't blurry -- before sheets of rain started coming down again.

The result is a dark and noisy image but a nice memory of the evening. :)

(Because this image is so dark I recommend looking at it in a darkened room - you'll see a lot more detail that way.)

Camera settings and post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L at 17mm, ISO 3200, 1/13s at f/4. Curves adjustments, color balancing, slight desaturation of reds and cyans.

Thank you for visiting Durham Township!



Great picture. Almost looks as though Charles Wysocki could have painted this one.

Posted by George Hobbs at April 29, 2008 10:36 AM

Great picture, love the frame

Posted by Andrés Auquilla at March 12, 2009 10:56 AM

the dark and noise adds to the mystique of the image in my opinion.

Posted by robin at April 12, 2009 12:17 PM

Wow! Something about this shot whispers....
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" to me.
Love it.

Posted by Laurie Collins at July 27, 2009 10:13 AM

Hi Kathleen, I came across your site, I nthink in one of our photographic magazines, it is excellent!!

We live on a remote Scottish Island so are pretty much tied to one location, we don't get away much. So i liked your project of photographing mostly in one area, keep it up.

We also really like the layout of your web site, who designed it?

All the best from Scotland,


Posted by Bill Cowie at April 27, 2010 1:26 PM

This is a wonderful, if ominous, picture. Your photography really captures the area well. Great work!

Posted by Ben Ratliff at September 16, 2011 5:51 PM
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