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
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.
This afternoon after going to get my son his drivers license, we did a little bit of storm chasing. I caught this beaut as it was moving north out of Crowley Louisiana. I got some shots when there was one rain dump and drove a couple of minutes up the road and the cell exploded into what you see now. The cell continued to intensify as I was getting shots and drove further north. It produced quite a bit of rain, wind, and lightning. Good day for storm chasing/photography.
Here is another shot of the storm front rolling in before we moved to another position to catch it coming in.
Here is a zoomed in shot of the storm front from yesterday afternoon.
Here is a panoramic shot of the storm I was chasing yesterday afternoon. It was an incredible site to see rolling in.
I was able to catch a lightning shot this afternoon by the hardest. It’s very difficult to catch lightning during the day. I sat on my shutter button taking hundreds of shots to catch just a couple of bolts but it was worth it.
This is the storm front up the road from where I got the other one. It’s not as impressive as the other one but still an impressive site to see. It was one of my best days of storm chasing/photography in a long time.