Day 259/990

365 Project, Art, Black and White, Blog post, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Nature, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing, Tree
Day 259 of my 365 Project

Day 259 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, Melody (my wife) and I got to do a bit of storm chasing/spotting. We went north of town to check out some intense storms. One of the places we stopped, there was this tree with the storm behind it. We both got some shots of it. I thought it looked really good in black and white. When I processed it in Lightroom, I cut the contrast on one of the pictures and boosted the contrast in another. I merged the two pictures together, pulled out the tree from the high contrast edit and kept the clouds from the cut contrast edit. The tree made a nice addition to the shooting.

Day 257/988

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Day 257 of my 365 Project

Day 257 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, my wife, my “adopted” son, and myself were sitting outside enjoying the exceptional weather we have down here in southern Louisiana. I grabbed my 75-300mm lens and sat in my chair to get shots. One of the firepits we use is full of water. I looked down at it and saw this frog. I missed the first chance to get pictures. I kept watching and it finally popped it’s head up again. I got a few shots before it swam away again. It was a very cool to see it.

Day 247/978

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Day 247 of my 365 Project

Day 247 of my 365 Project

This afternoon before heading out to play practice, I got some shots of the mushrooms in the yard. This nice little bunch of mushrooms looked really cool to shoot. I wasn’t sure how I was going to edit it. I played around with the filters and used Oil Paint in the Pixel Bender Gallery. It has been a very long time since I used a filter out of there.

Day 227/958

365 Project, Astrophotography, Clouds, Deep Space, La Skies, Lights, Local, Long exposure, Meteor, Nature, Night photography, Stars, Trees
Day 227 of my 365 Project

Day 227 of my 365 Project

This evening I wanted to get a shot of the Milky Way, which I can see when it gets dark. It’s a really cool sight to see. I got a shot of it last night because the sky was clear and I wanted a shot. When it finally got dark, I set up my camera and went outside. The clouds I thought was going to go away when the sun went down didn’t. I went on ahead and got a few shots and this is the best one. I did catch something flying but I’m not sure what it is. It took me a bit to edit the shot because it had a bunch of noise from shooting at a very high ISO (ISO 6400 to be exact). You can still see some of the stars from the Milky Way which is cool. When I get another clear night, I’ll post a clear one even if I have posted my picture of the day.

Day 223/954

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Nature, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 223 of my 365 Project

Day 223 of my 365 Project

I got to do some storm chasing today. Actually, the storms were chasing me. I did everything to stay in front of the storm coming in so I could get some shots. This is one of the best storm front shots I’ve gotten. The wind was blowing debris around. I was certain there was going to be some sort of funnel cloud but alas nothing was seen. I’m going to post more pictures from this storm tomorrow sometime.

Day 205/936

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, Nature, On the road, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing, Sunrays
Day 205 of my 365 Project

Day 205 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, the storms were popping south of where I live. I went and did some investigating to see what they were doing. I got a quite a few shots but nothing spectacular where I was. I couldn’t go any further south because of potential hail in the storm cells. As I was heading home, I noticed the clouds to my west. This is one of them. The sunrays and rain wall looked pretty impressive.

More from the Storm Chase Last Night

Clouds, La Skies, Lightning, Lights, Local, Long exposure, Nature, On the road, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing

Here are more shots from the storm chase last night. One of my favorite ones from the chase is the third shot. It’s what I believe is an epic shot of the sky.

Shelf Cloud with Lightning taken south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Shelf Cloud with Lightning taken south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Shelf Cloud taken south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Shelf Cloud taken south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Lightning and Sky shot taken south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Lightning and Sky shot taken south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Lightning highlighting the clouds taken west of Eunice, Louisiana

Lightning highlighting the clouds taken west of Eunice, Louisiana

Lightning strike taken west of Eunice, Louisiana

Lightning strike taken west of Eunice, Louisiana

Day 203/934

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, Nature, Sunrays, Water
Day 203 of my 365 Project

Day 203 of my 365 Project

I got this shot about two hours after sunrise. The clouds were pretty amazing so I got a couple of shots. Today was a short day of shooting for me. I only got two shots with my camera. This one and another one of the clouds. Tomorrow will hopefully be better since there is a nice chance of storms in the afternoon.

Day 200/931

365 Project, Art, Black and White, Clouds, Field, HDR, La Skies, Local, Nature, On the road, Tree
Day 200 of my 365 Project

Day 200 of my 365 Project

This afternoon late, I went for a drive to find my picture of the day. The last time I went out storm chasing, I saw a building that looked like an abandoned building. At night, it looked pretty impressive. It wasn’t impressive during the day. On the way, I saw this tree and got a few shots of it. I processed it in Photomatix, Lightroom and Photoshop.