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.
This evening I was coming home from auditions and got a picture of an old barn with clouds in the background and I was going to use it as my picture of the day. After eating some supper next door, I went and checked out the weather. A thunderstorm was popping lightning to my east. I got to my house, grabbed my camera, tripod, a sweatshirt (to protect me from the mosquitoes), and my remote release to get some lightning shots. I took 206 storm shots. Of those, 65 had some sort of lightning in them. I picked the most magnificent ones and this was the winner. I will post the other contenders in a post tomorrow.
This afternoon, the clouds were doing there summertime thing and popping showers all over southern Louisiana. I drove a couple of minutes up the road from where I live to get this shot. I didn’t want any trees or powerlines interfering with the view.
This afternoon, the storms were popping south of where I live. I went and did some investigating to see what they were doing. I got a quite a few shots but nothing spectacular where I was. I couldn’t go any further south because of potential hail in the storm cells. As I was heading home, I noticed the clouds to my west. This is one of them. The sunrays and rain wall looked pretty impressive.
Here are more shots from the storm chase last night. One of my favorite ones from the chase is the third shot. It’s what I believe is an epic shot of the sky.
Last night, I went out storm chasing and got 102 shots. These are the best ones from the chase. I will post more later today after I’ve gone through and edited some more. I was trying to post this last night but my power went out. It’s back on so I can take care of editing more pictures and posting more awesomeness from last night.
I went swimming this afternoon and saw this magnificent set of clouds to my southeast. I checked the radar and they were down by the coast, which is a couple of hours away. I drove a few minutes to one of my favorite spots to get storm shots and got a few pictures. I thought the rice bins would be a nice addition to the picture.
This afternoon, I went out to check out the weather. The radar looked a bit impressive when I headed out. As I got out there, the storms had dissipated a bit. I caught this panorama north of Crowley, Louisiana. The forecast is favorable for better chasing tomorrow and Saturday.
This afternoon, I went out chasing some storms. I drove around and got quite a few shots but no lightning. A huge disappointment there but maybe next time. Heading back to the house, I caught this beauty while stopped for utility work on the main highway. The drive home was very windy and heavy rains. No hail thank goodness. I have a sun roof on my car. The best part about the weather today was playing with my youngest daughter in the heavy rain at the house. Fun stuff!!
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.
Here is the link to the Facebook page where my picture is