My Favorite 2014 Storm Chasing/Landscape and Show Photos

I chase and shoot two types of storms--those produced by nature, and those produced in shows by performers on a stage.  I kept about 14,000 of the photos I shot this year, and gave myself the nearly impossible task of whittling them down to my top 10 favorite show and storm chasing/landscape photos.

It was another near-record low year for tornadoes, so I didn't see any, but here's my top 10 favorite storm chasing/landscape photos:  (Click on any photo for a larger version and a caption.) 

Here's my favorite show photos:

Here's a video slideshow featuring all 600+ of my favorites and some commentary by me:

And here's a gallery of all 600+ of my favorites (Click here for a link to the gallery if the embedded slide show below isn't working:

Of course, I have all my favorites on my portfolio site http://www.johnhuntington.photography/

Photos I'm Selling at Coney Island November 29

As I mentioned, I'm selling photo prints at Coney Island USA's Holiday Gift fair on November 29. Here's some of my favorites that I sent out to be printed, let me know if there's any others you'd like to have available!  (Click on any thumbnail for a larger version).

Allison Shaw's Colors of the Maine Landscape Workshop at Maine Media

Last week I took Allison Shaw's excellent Colors of the Maine Landscape workshop at Maine Media in Rockport. Each day we shot on location, then in the classroom we had time for a quick edit of six picks, which were presented to Allison and the group for a critique. I haven't had a photography class since high school, so I was a bit nervous initially going into the critiques. But fortunately, besides being a gifted artist, Allison is a natural teacher, and is able to dispense strong, constructive criticism while also giving positive feedback. I also liked and agreed with her practical approach to art and creativity, and she was able to be specific without resorting to a bunch of arty buzz words.

The locations--picturesque harbors, botanical gardens, etc--weren't what I would typically pick to shoot, as I am drawn to edgier environments--severe storms, beaten down industrial locations, carnivals, etc. But I took this as a challenge and a chance to try new things, sometimes fail, and then learn from the failure.  I also was trying to be a bit more "arty" than I normally am.  Here's a few of my photos that came out of the week:

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It was a hectic but excellent week, and I feel like I learned a lot, and also have a bit more of a direction for my own work.  I highly recommend this workshop, or any of the others that Allison teaches.