Wind can lend a sense of motion and action to your scene. Low- to medium-strength winds are ideal. This will bend and push the elements in the landscape in directions that they wouldn’t normally lean towards in calmer weather.
Tip for shooting in windy conditions:
Depending on the light, try a shutter speed of 1 second or more to add a sense of motion to the image. Use a tripod (make sure to weigh it down at the bottom) or find another stable shooting platform to avoid camera shake!
Lightning: Dangerous Beauty
Nailing an epic picture of lightning is almost a rite of passage for some landscape photographers.
Lightning is one of nature’s most impressive magic tricks and the conditions encountered a storm can often produce some really stunning pictures of lightning.