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It was around 7:13pm, or so, and I was facing the wrong direction. Focused on capturing a sunset that was happening in Rocky Mountain National Park, I was completely oblivious of the storm that was brewing behind me. Storms form fast at high altitude and you need to watch your back, which I wasn't. A few minutes passed and I finally had to curse the unrelenting wind out loud, which started to get stronger -- it was messing with my tripod and the long exposure I was getting of the sunset, in the other direction. "Screw you," I said to the wind. A loud thunderous crack stung my ears so loud that it rang like it does in the movies when an explosion goes off next to the protagonist. "No, screw you," said the wind back to me. I slowly turned around to see cloudscapes reshaping so quickly their shadows barely had enough time to stay in one place while exposed to the last 102 seconds of direct sunlight. I disconnected my camera from the tripod, swung around and aimed it at the clouds and snaaaaaaaaaap. Damn, shutter speed -- too slow. When shooting landscape, longer shutter speeds are your friend. But not now. Now it was my enemy, and I cursed it with my mind rather than my mouth, a quick lesson I learned only a moment ago. With amazing accuracy, I changed the settings of the camera within a mere second -- a skill I never knew I had, and would never be able to replicate again. But skill was no match for the clouds that, of course, had to cover the last rays of sun before I could take a shot, making the sky a complete black blanket of fierce anger and rage that now engulfed the small patch of land I was on. I grabbed my tripod by instinct and dashed into my truck. As the motor drive of the window began to pull up the driver side glass, a small speck of harsh light broke through, casting the most beautiful light I have every seen on a blanket of clouds. I stopped rolling up the window. It was as if a spotlight was turned on. Within another second, it got four times bigger, like when you turn on the water facet slowly for a moment and then crank it open all the way. Five heavy rain drops splattered across my windshield, then eight, then ten. These drops were the size of well-fed rats, and as loud as a thick encyclopedia dropped on a marble floor. I knew within a matter of moments, if I didn't roll up my window completely I would be soaked. I grabbed my camera, hoping I had left the setting in the same position, and fired the one shot I could get of the theatrical play nature was performing for me before the spotlight vanished as quickly as I did from the scene.

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A visual warrior seeking truth within cracks of light. Hunting sun, moon, and stars as they lay dimension to the land below. Human, earth, universe – as these algorithms join forces to shape meaning, he captures their dance.

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