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We didn’t featured them all, but the Monsoon timelapse videos series by Mike Olbinski is truly outstanding, and this latest chapter is actually mind blowing, a perfect merge of outstanding footage with composition and custom music in scenes captured over the American southwest during the summer storm season of 2017. Mike Olbinski is probably one or even the storm/timelapse creator I known at the moment, i sometimes even wish I could accompany him in this travels to experience this epics moments. Additional information is available at his website.
Early on this summer when I found myself down by Santa Rosa, AZ watching a gorgeous hail core fall on the stunning desert landscape, and then later that day staring at a haboob with a stacked shelf cloud above it near the border of Mexico, I had a feeling it would be a unique monsoon. It’s funny how every year is different. That’s the beauty of chasing the summer storm season out here in the desert southwest. You never know what’s going to happen or what you might see.
This year I ventured far and wide. Phoenix never saw a good dust storm all summer, but I still was able to capture a few good ones in southwest portions of the state. The cover photo for this film was halfway to Yuma standing in the middle of Interstate 8 watching an ominous wall of dust roll down the highway towards me with lightning flashing behind it. It was an incredible moment.