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.
This afternoon, we had some really nice storms come through. My wife and I went out to see what was heading our way. This shot was taken when the storm got fairly close to us. It’s two shots merged together. There was lots of lightning but I wasn’t able to catch any. Maybe next time.
I was helping cook supper when I heard some thunder pretty close. My wife went to check out where it was. She said there were storms to the east and southeast. I went outside to check it out myself. When I stepped outside and looked east, I saw a huge anvil cloud. I grabbed my camera and got a few shots. I then heard thunder to the south and went up the road and saw the above view. I had to get a panorama of it because it was so epic. I did do a bit of storm chasing and got a bunch of shots hoping to catch some lightning. I did get one shot but it’s not a very good shot.
Today was a good day for storms. I had storms popping up here at the house so I didn’t have to drive to get some shots. The storms came to me. This afternoon, I was working on my lines for the play I’m in when I noticed more storms starting to form. I grabbed my camera and got a few shots. This was an interesting rain dump so I got a few shots. I will post more pictures of the storms I captured later on. I thought this was pretty impressive.
On our way to play practice, we noticed the skies were pretty epic. We stopped at the cemetery to get some clear shots. I was able to get a panorama of the storm coming in. It was fun to get some chasing in today.
Around lunch time, I went to pick up my wife from her part time job so we could go eat lunch and do some shopping. As we were heading to town, I noticed the clouds getting a bit heavier. When we turned to head to town, I saw this beauty and stopped to get some shots. I wasn’t able to go storm chasing today (yet again) but the chances for storms are pretty the next couple of days. Maybe, just maybe I can do a bit of chasing.
I didn’t have to go storm chasing today. The storms came to me. My wife and I went and picked up a family member when we noticed the weather getting very interesting. My wife pulled up the radar app on my phone and there was lots of nasty stuff all around us. She watched a particular storm system heading towards our house so I drove us home pretty quickly so we could see it as it was coming in. This is one of the shots I was able to catch before the heavy rains and wind forced us inside. This was quite impressive as it was coming in.
This afternoon, we didn’t have huge storms like we have had the past few days. I noticed the sun was being blocked by clouds, so I went outside to check out the sky. I couldn’t see the full extent of this at my house. My wife and I took a little drive to see what we could see. I found an area that didn’t have any trees in the way and this is what we saw. I had to do shoot in portrait mode and did a panorama to get whole storm cell. It was magnificent.
I updated my About Me page today. I added that I’m a veteran owned and operated business and that 10% of my sales will be going to the TACP Association. There is a link to the TACP Association for further information about them.
This afternoon, we had storms popping around us again. There was lightning, heavy rain, and lots of wind. It was so cool. In between the rain showers, I went out to get some shots. It was a pretty epic sky again. As I was getting pictures, I noticed the clouds to my north, so I drove to check it out. This is what I saw. The storm cell was so big, it wouldn’t fit in my camera lens. I had to shoot a panorama to get the whole thing. It was massive. I’m glad I drove a little bit to see what was north of me.
This afternoon, we had some pretty strong storms come through the area. I got some shots as it passed by the house. I had my camera body wrapped in a plastic bag with the lens poking out. It kept my camera body dry while I got some shots. When my wife got home from work, we did a little storm chasing while the storm was heading north. We got to the cemetery just outside of town and had a wonderful view of the storm. Lightning was popping like crazy (no lightning capture) and the clouds were epic. I took over 600 shots today from the storms coming in and the backside of the storm. It was a pretty cool day for shooting.