Frederick County Virginia storm

The two things that attract me the most as a landscape photographer are trees and storms. 

On August 9th 2018 I loaded up some Fuji C200, Fujipress 800 and Portra 400 and headed to Frederick County, Virginia where a line of thunderstorms were fast approaching. 

There is something truly electric about exploring a new location while at the same time in the presence of a storm.

With storms you have to be ready to move quickly and take cover so I feel 35mm works best in those conditions, especially because my only medium format camera is an RB67 which is slow and heavy

The following images were all shot on 35mm film on that stormy afternoon in Frederick County, Va. (note: there may be a couple of images that  are in Clarke County which is adjacent to Frederick County, but it's not always easy to tell my exact location.)

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Tree with cross behind church on Kodak Portra 400

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horse with lush terrain on expired Fujipress 800

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water tank and railroad tracks on Fuji C200

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Shelf cloud over church on Kodak Portra 400

 power grid and puddle after the rain on Fuji C200   

power grid and puddle after the rain on Fuji C200

 

 Shelf cloud at the edge of the precipitation just before strongest storm winds over cemetery on Kodak Portra 400

Shelf cloud at the edge of the precipitation just before strongest storm winds over cemetery on Kodak Portra 400

 Home with small dead bush on Fuji C200

Home with small dead bush on Fuji C200

 Trailer home and puddles through windshield on Kodak Portra 400

Trailer home and puddles through windshield on Kodak Portra 400

 Faint lightning bolts over field on Kodak Portra 400

Faint lightning bolts over field on Kodak Portra 400

 Drenched home as it starts to clear after the storm on Kodak Portra 400

Drenched home as it starts to clear after the storm on Kodak Portra 400