Day 279/1010

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Nature, Storm, Storm Chasing, Timelapse
Day 279 of my 365 Project

Day 279 of my 365 Project

We had an unexpected storm front come through this afternoon. I was able to get a timelapse of it which is below. The above shot is of the most severe stuff. The only editing I did on this was to crop it to 16:9 for the timelapse.

Here is the timelapse from this afternoon -

Day 276/1007…and a bonus shot

365 Project, Art, Cloud smear effect, Clouds, La Skies, Lightning, Lights, Local, Night photography, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 276 of my 365 Project

Day 276 of my 365 Project

Early this morning, we got to see a light show as storms came rolling through the area. From our position, this was the best view we could get. Every bit of the lightning was in the clouds. This picture is two shots merged together. It was a fabulous light show. If it hadn’t started raining, I would have gotten a bunch more shots.

115 shot smear effect

115 shot smear effect

This picture is all 115 storm shots merged together. I used the same action in Photoshop that I use to make the cloud smear effect, which also creates my star trails. For this, I did a bit of editing in Lightroom, ran the action and no real editing in Photoshop. I did have to edit some hot pixels but it wasn’t too bad. It’s an early Friday picture of the day post.

Day 274/1005

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 274 of my 365 Project

Day 274 of my 365 Project

There were storms popping on and off all day today. This one was north of town and was pretty epic. I tried to get a panorama but it didn’t come out well. We are suppose to be getting a cold front coming through Thursday night/Friday morning. I’m hoping to get some lightning shots. It’s been too long since I was able to get any.

Day 261/992

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Fog, La Skies, Lights, Local, Long exposure, Night photography, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 261 of my 365 Project

Day 261 of my 365 Project

Sorry for the late post. I had a play performance this evening. After the performance, I checked my radar app and there were some really nice thunderstorms in the area. As we were driving home, we didn’t see any lightning. When we got home, I kept checking the skies for lightning. Nothing for a little bit. After about 20 – 30 minutes of being at home, I saw some flashes. Melody and I dropped the kids off next door and went to one of my storm spotting areas to see what was going on. As we got to the spot to set up, the storm stopped producing lightning. Not pleased but I got a few shots. Maybe next time. Maybe…

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 255/986

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 255 of my 365 Project

Day 255 of my 365 Project

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.

Day 250/981

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 250 of my 365 Project

Day 250 of my 365 Project

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.

Day 245/976

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 245 of my 365 Project

Day 245 of my 365 Project

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.