Thursday, August 20, 2009

Skywatch Friday - BIG Storm!

'Backside of possibly tornadic storm'

This was taken at sunset last night, 1/2 a mile up the road from home. We were under a tornado watch, and this was the backside of a huge storm heading East to scare others! A spectacular sight but impossible to capture the full scale, even with my 10-22mm wide angle lense. We could also clearly observe the rotation within the storm, in addition to some wicked lightening.

I submitted this to our KOCO channel 5 TV station and apparently it was featured during their morning news show, I'm hoping it may appear tonight so I get to see it. UPDATE: Yay it was on again!

Double click to get the full effect

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Ivar Ivrig said...

Just excellent. Wonderful light and dramatic clouds. Great catch.
Have a great SWF.

Best wishes

Carver said...

Wow, that's an amazing sky. Such a great shot.

Suz Broughton said...


Esther Garvi said...

Woohoo! What it is they say, in How to Lose a Guy in 10 days: Drama, drama, drama! Which is exactly what I'm expecting from the above!

Denise said...

Oh my, that photo is prize-worthy, first prize most definitely.

Lew said...

Awesome photo of the storm! The midwest really does have massive storms. Hope this one did no damage.

chrome3d said...

Really stormy and towering menace. Me likey.

Watermnarking effect wasn´t that bad actually. It made it look more professional...somehow.