Photograph by Nick Zantop
Last night, after a day of torrential rain in South Florida, the storms retreated offshore. As the sun set, the rain looked like a solid wall of darkness in the distance! Within a few hours, the rain came back and poured for the rest of the night.
This particular shot was photographed with a Canon T3i (the predecessor to the current Canon T5i, but still an outstanding DSLR) and 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens whose large maximum aperture allows lots of light in, even in low-light situations like this overcast evening. To capture this scene, my manual settings were ISO 400, f/5.6, and a shutter speed of 1/250th – just fast enough to freeze the crashing wave.