Storm front with sun rays

Storm chase on 11 Aug 2014

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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 223/954

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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.

Day 213/944

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Day 213 of my 365 Project

Day 213 of my 365 Project

This afternoon after shopping most of the day, I was driving to the house and saw this beauty. I was able to stop and get a few shots before it dissipated. We have had scattered showers all day and we are suppose to have more tomorrow. I’m going anywhere far from home, so I will hopefully be able to get some nice storm shots.

Day 180/911 and a contest win

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Day 180 of my 365 Project

Day 180 of my 365 Project

This morning when I got up and looked outside and noticed this line of mushrooms in the grass. Unless something epic came up today, this was going to be my picture of the day. I got a couple of shots of it from different angles to see which one I wanted to use. I added three textures in Photoshop to get the above effect.

Something cool happened to me yesterday late I want to share. On Facebook, the National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana had a contest to submit weather pictures and they would use one of them as their cover photo. Well, I won. Here is the shot that won.

Storm front

Storm front

Here is the link to the Facebook page where my picture is

https://www.facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Shreveport.gov

Storm shots

Clouds, La Skies, Local, Nature, On the road, Panoramic, Storm, Storm Chasing

The storm chasing this afternoon was very interesting.  We drove from Crowley, Louisiana to east of Jennings, Louisiana to check out storms. I was able to get some shots of really strong storms before having to drive away pretty quickly. It got pretty interesting at times. We saw some low level rotation right over us. It was raining so we couldn’t get shots and I had to get out of there before it decided to drop on us.

The two above shots were caught in the Branch, Louisiana.

Day 176/907

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Day 176 of my 365 Project

Day 176 of my 365 Project

This afternoon while heading home from town, I noticed this storm front. I stopped on the side of the main highway and got a few shots. Because this was so cool looking, I decided not to use textures. This shot is a three shot panorama. I really enjoyed capturing this as it was coming in.