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on May 25, 2008 in Great Stuff, Landscape Photography

Close, but no touch down

With a dew point below 70, winds from the south and not the southwest, with no bars when we need two or more, our giant super cell over Ransom KS turned into five, all with cold down drafts dissipating their energy. Is all of this storm chasing jargon accurate, well, not quite. I’ve not got all the terminology down yet because this storm chasin has its own language, but I’m learning. It does produce amazing heavenly bodies! While there were three tornadoes where we were today, we only saw the brief dust tube of one way off in the distance (that didn’t count after yesterday’s success). This was a hopeful that never materialized. As soon as you feel the cold wind come from a super cell like this, you know the energy is gone from it to produce a twister. But damn, there are incredibly cool. This thing is 15miles across! The light that does eventually manage to come under the storm as it goes by is simply gorgeous!...

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on May 25, 2008 in Landscape Photography

Lucky Bastard!

The light that escapes a tornado is simply beyond verbal description. Somewhere in there is the remains of a hog farm, not everything escapes. The “classic” view of a funnel cloud on the ground is a rare site which was hard for us to believe since we so easily saw ten tornadoes today. But one member of our group from the Netherlands, this is his third trip chasing tornadoes and the first time he’s seen one. Our day finished pulled of I-35 as the end of the anvil was just to our west. I’m in total awe of the power we witnessed today! Photos captured by shire...

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on May 24, 2008 in Landscape Photography

We’ve got Cows!

That’s right, I’m out “storm chasing!” Last Photoshop World, Kalebra Kelby (Scott’s wife) asked me if I wanted to go storm chasing with her and her brother, so here I am. Our group (I get to be one of the “participants” this trip) left OKC this afternoon and by dark, we’d seen 10 tornadoes. If you watched CNN today, we were there where one tornado “vaporized a hog farm.” The top photo is my first photo ever of a tornado and while not the best I captured today, it’s now 2am, we’re just getting in our rooms, we have a 10:30 meeting call and I have 7, 8GB cards loading. So, I grabbed a couple of images I liked so I could blog and go back to work. As time permits, I’ll post more images from our week of chasing which has already started out beyond imagination. The power in these storms cannot be imagined from watching movies or TV. Once today we were “chased” out as the cell...

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on May 24, 2008 in Landscape Photography

We've got Cows!

That’s right, I’m out “storm chasing!” Last Photoshop World, Kalebra Kelby (Scott’s wife) asked me if I wanted to go storm chasing with her and her brother, so here I am. Our group (I get to be one of the “participants” this trip) left OKC this afternoon and by dark, we’d seen 10 tornadoes. If you watched CNN today, we were there where one tornado “vaporized a hog farm.” The top photo is my first photo ever of a tornado and while not the best I captured today, it’s now 2am, we’re just getting in our rooms, we have a 10:30 meeting call and I have 7, 8GB cards loading. So, I grabbed a couple of images I liked so I could blog and go back to work. As time permits, I’ll post more images from our week of chasing which has already started out beyond imagination. The power in these storms cannot be imagined from watching movies or TV. Once today we were “chased” out as the cell...

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on May 22, 2008 in Great Stuff, Just Out!

Thank Goodness for Friends!

I’m a real lucky guy, I have some great friends who also have incredible talent. One of those is this crazy guy, RC Conception. You might know him from Layers Magazine or Layers TV, fortunately for me, I know him simply as friend. Well, my friend thought, and rightfully so, that my old gallery was, well, dated. So, he asked for some images, a little bit of input and then with great imagination and passion created what you can all now see here. As time goes on we’ll add more images to the galleries. RC has made it real simple because he knows me all to well, I need simple. And if you want to learn some of the magic that RC used, you can learn directly from him here. Thanks...

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