Day 231/962

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 231 of my 365 Project

Day 231 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, my wife and I went storm chasing. There were some impressive storms in the area, so we checked them out. This beauty was east of me. I got a nice panorama shot of it. We chased for over an hour. We saw a bunch of lightning and lots of rain. I’m not sure if chasing will be on the agenda for tomorrow since there is play practice.

Day 230/961

365 Project, La Skies, Art, Clouds, Local, Trees, Storm
Day 230 of my 365 Project

Day 230 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, there were some nice storms that came through and gave us some much needed rain. I noticed these clouds after checking the mail. It was pretty epic looking. I believe the forecast is for more storms tomorrow. There is no play practice so I might be able to go chasing. I sure hope so.

Day 229/960

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 229 of my 365 Project

Day 229 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, my wife and youngest daughter were heading to town when we noticed this wonderful storm cell. I found a place to pull off the road so I could get some shots. When we started back towards town again, it started raining really hard. It was a really nice and impressive storm.

Day 228/959

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, Rain, Storm, Sunrays
Day 228 of my 365 Project

Day 228 of my 365 Project

This morning, we had to make a trip to Crowley, Louisiana to pick up our adopted son, who is in the play we are involved with. On the way there, I noticed this very beautiful cloud formation. I found a place on the side of the road to pull off and get some shots. I couldn’t get all of it shooting landscape, so I got a shot in portrait mode and got everything. It was really cool to see.

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 225/956

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local
Day 225 of my 365 Project

Day 225 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, I was outside seeing what I could catch before my wife and I went on a walk. I was looking at the clouds when I noticed this plane on the horizon. The contrail was much bigger than I’ve normally seen on planes flying overhead. I was able to switch to the 75-300mm lens so I could get a close-up shot (or as close-up as I could). It was a very cool sight to see for sure.

Storm front with sun rays

Storm chase on 11 Aug 2014

Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Panoramic, Storm, Storm Chasing, Sunset

Yesterday, my wife and I had the opportunity to go storm chasing or we actually got chased by a storm. Here are some shots from the chase.

Storm front panorama

Storm front panorama

I got this shot as we were about head out and set up. It got to us faster than we expected so we had to go south to stay in front of the storm front.

Storm front with sun rays

Storm front with sun rays

I got this up the road as few miles from the storm front picture. I noticed the view and had to get shots. The wind was picking up and the storm front was looking pretty epic so we took off to get in front of the storm. My picture of the day yesterday was the storm front we were trying to get in front of so we could get shots and video.

 

Storm panorama

Storm panorama

This was at my favorite spot to catch storms in Branch, Louisiana. The sky was so cool looking I had to get a panorama of it. At the bottom left center of the picture, there is a farmer trying to harvest his rice as fast as he can before the rains came.

Day 224/955

365 Project, Art, Clouds, HDR, La Skies, Local, Trees
Day 224 of my 365 Project

Day 224 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, my wife and I went on a little photo walk around the yard. I wanted to get my picture of the day before heading to play practice. I walked over to the rose bush when she sat down and saw this view. I walked over to where she was, knelt down, and grabbed a few shots. I bracketed the shot so I could process it in Photomatix to give an HDR look. While processing it, I wanted to give it some punch on the colors to give it a story book finish. A picture where someone could escape in their imagination and have fun.

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.