Day 198/929

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, Nature, Storm, Storm Chasing, Trees
Day 198 of my 365 Project

Day 198 of my 365 Project

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.

Day 196/927

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, On the road, Storm, Storm Chasing, Trees, Water
Day 196 of my 365 Project

Day 196 of my 365 Project

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!!

Day 180/911 and a contest win

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Mushrooms, Nature, Storm, Storm Chasing
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 177/908

365 Project, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 177 of my 365 Project

Day 177 of my 365 Project

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.