A Failed Haboob

by Kristi Hines · Arizona, HDR


Sticking with the monsoon theme, here’s what I would imagine a dust storm looks like in the beginning. This one didn’t do much and certainly was not a giant haboob, but it gives those not from the Southwest a feeling of the variety of conditions triggered by the monsoon season.

Also to note for anyone shooting downwind of flying dust – get ready to make friends with the spot removal tool of your photo editing software! :)

Arizona Dust Storm

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4


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Brian Walter

LOL … the challanges of working in nature!
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Curt Fleenor

I wondered how much havoc one of these dust storms could inflict on an image – Nice shot!
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Jimi Jones

Nice shot, Kristi.
Never saw one of these live and always wondered what they were really like.
Pretty cool sky to contrast with the dust below.
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Jan Winther

Great shot, Kristi.
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Chris Nitz

I can’t imaging how much havoc a dust storm could cause on gear. I guess you are getting good at cleaning your own gear ;)
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Chris Frailey

Ahh dust spots. The enemy of every photographer.
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Dave DiCello

Great title here Kristi! Love the blue sky too!
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Toad Hollow Photography

Wonderful shot Kristi, and sorry to hear this didn’t turn into a monster storm for you. I think. LOL Awesome capture, my friend.
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Simon Morris

Great shot Kristi – wonderful cloud formations too… excellent!
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Scott Wood

Might not have made it into a haboob, but still a good image of a dust storm.
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Darcy Michaelchuk

Cool. Sorry to hear the captures on the Haboob failed.
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