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.
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.
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.
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.
This afternoon, I went scouting out an area to do a family session in a couple of weeks. This is at our public park in town, which houses a bunch of ducks. The ducks paid my wife and daughter a visit hoping to get some food. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any. Next time, we are planning on bringing some bread for them. I used one of the free actions I have in Photoshop to get this effect.
This afternoon, I went out to check out the weather. The radar looked a bit impressive when I headed out. As I got out there, the storms had dissipated a bit. I caught this panorama north of Crowley, Louisiana. The forecast is favorable for better chasing tomorrow and Saturday.
This evening, we went out to get sunset shots at this field of sunflowers. The clouds weren’t as epic as last night but it was still pretty neat. With this edit, I did the initial processing in HDR because I bracketed the shot. When I did the edit in Lightroom, I pulled all the color out except for the sunflowers. I bumped up the saturation and luminance of the sunflowers to give it some pop. I added a couple of textures in Photoshop to finish it up.
This evening, the sunset was absolutely gorgeous. The clouds from storms earlier today hung around and gave us a beautiful show. This is one of the best sunsets I’ve seen in a while.
Yesterday afternoon after doing some storm chasing along the gulf coast of Mississippi, we stopped off in Biloxi, Mississippi to get some supper and noticed the tide was low. After eating, we drove to Long Beach and walked around for a bit to get some shots before heading home. I was able to get this shot under the Long Beach pier where I got shots of dolphins back in May. It was really cool being able to go under the pier like this.
Today, we got to spend time with family I haven’t seen in a few years. While visiting, I noticed these damsel flies flying around a tree next to the picnic area we were at. As I was grabbing my camera, they started getting “busy” and I grabbed some shots. I added a couple of textures in Photoshop.