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Anything outdoors!  Tornadoes, eagles, blizzards, or auroras.  If it is in the sky, running through the woods or swimming in the water, I'm there!


Friday, May 2, 2008

Finally...real thunder this year

Still playing the waiting game on chasing for real this year. Today's set up was kinda iffy and I didn't feel like pulling strings at work to end up chasing a "modified cold-core" event. Congrats to Van DeWald from the OAX WFO who bagged the torn in Sioux county Iowa.

After a good potluck dinner celebrating the end of Cullen's competitive shooting season, got home and waited for the line to lift north towards us. The second good crash about 12:30am got me moving out of bed and sitting on the front step watching the nearly continuous cloud to cloud lightning. Wasn't more than a minute or so and Cullen was up sitting with me...wrapped up in a sleeping bag and all. Yep, he never changes. This kid has been getting up in the middle of the night since he was 4 years old to watch 20 minutes of lightning then head back to bed. Mouse slept through it again...she'll change eventually too. Anyhow, here are a couple of shots tonight playing with the f4 wide angle lens at 20s f11. Even got to make a hail report to MPX tonight. The season is finally here...

1 comment:

the weatherman said...

Great shot of that thunder bolt..though early in the morn you still manage to caught that on your lens..Great blog..

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