Storm shot from this afternoon
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 -
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.
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.
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.
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…
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 evening, the director of the play we are involved with wanted pictures. She is going to do an article for the local paper about how the community theater is a family affair. My whole family, five of us, are involved in the play. Three of the actors in the play has/had family members involved with the play. After the picture, my in-laws and family went to get a bite to eat in town. We noticed the clouds were building quite nicely so I grabbed a few shots in town. After eating, I checked the radar and the storms had dissipated. No storm spotting this evening. Maybe tomorrow since there isn’t a performance. I can only hope.
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 caught this storm cell to the south of me yesterday afternoon before heading to opening night of the play my whole family is involved with. We didn’t get home until really late so I wasn’t able to post my picture. There is a decent chance of thunderstorms today, so I might get some shots before heading to the theater for the play. I sure hope so.
Today, we had scattered showers in the area. I was looking outside to see if any had popped up around us and I noticed a couple of them. I grabbed a few shots and this was the best one I saw. The weather is suppose to get cooler soon. I can’t wait. The humidity and temperatures have been terrible.
Tonight is our last dress rehearsal for the play my whole family is involved with. Tomorrow night is opening night. We are ready to get this going and finished.