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Oh, our astonishing Texas skies!!!! James, you capture those Panhandle skies with incredible beauty and visual poetry!
This is a beautiful, well exposed photograph
Following up upon three well deserved comments from CAS members about your photo, here is my contribution, if I may.
I like much the portrayal of cloud glory above set in contrast to the glowering and growling threatening skies below. I like the welcome inclusion of the two seemingly fleeing huge juggernauts on the road which lend handsome scale to the cloud drama and edifice above.
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This a beautiful and most satisfying photograph! Thanks for the sharing of it with us.
And, from the my strict photographic point of view, you have got the horizon dead level. Good man! Many an otherwise good photo posted here on the CAS Gallery has been mortified badly by sloping horizons when it comes to photographing seascapes.
Marvellous. I wish I had been there!!!!
superb composition well done
An addendum to my first posting about this glorious photo.
I would highly recommend this photo to be included in the 2018 CAS Calendar.
More info about cloudburst’s here..
This photo reminds me of a very recently shown on various media of a bloke in Alberta, Canada, passively mowing his small back garden lawn seemingly unaware of the approaching and formidable tornadao approaching fast.
Well, it defies something! I think my priorities would be something rather different in the same circumstance! Sod the lawn mowing – it could all be totally destroyed in seconds making the bloke’s work rather puny and of no consequence!
I was quite disappointed to find the truth about the picture:- the guy’s wife, who took the photograph, explained the situation.
It seems that the tornado was, at the time of the photograph, approximately 2 miles away, visibly decreasing in strength, and moving quickly away from the mowing man.
As for the microburst in the photo above – I always wonder how “micro” it feels when you are under it.
Why is there a picture of a stranger in my Avatar space? That’s not me. Who’s that?
David, I later heard that this burst dropped 4 inches of rain. Thankfully it missed the city of Laramie … and us!
Thanks for your informative comment – it is appreciated.
That you say, the bloke’s wife took the photo and the tornado was some 2 miles away, but heck, tornado’s can easily outpace a car and can change direction with alarming speed . I have seen many a film footage from “Storm Chasers” and in one video the guys were being angrily chased by a tornado. The car was belting down a highway at some 100 mph – the guys in the car saying to the driver, “Drive faster, you f*********** idiot! This thing is upon us! Put your foot down, you sod!”
39 likes?? This is not honest… To deserve 39 likes you must take better pics, not beg your friends to vote… ;)
A lovely pleasing quiet shot, Dean. Very nice indeed and most satisfying to view. A gentle symphony of colours varying in shades of blue, grey and black, nicely muted.
Pleasing to say, you got the horizon spot on level. Many otherwise potentially good photos on posted onto the Gallery (with good intenet, must say) are hopelessly and disappointingly marred by sloping horizons.
2nd attempt! I’m having IT gremlins at work on my PC.
A lovely pleasing quiet shot, Dean. Very nice indeed and most satisfying to view.
A symphony of colours varying in shades of blue, grey and black nicely muted. Pleasing to say, you got the horizon spot on level. Many otherwise potentially good photos posted onto the Gallery are, sorry to say,hopelessly and disappointingly marred by sloping horizons.
This is cloud drama, par excellance! Lovely shot, Jean.
Otto – this is brilliant! Thanks for sharing this really lovely image.
A comment from Paul…
“Today there is particular significance to this imagery, on the left, the two distinctive buttes are known as the “Bear’s Ears”, and are the namesake of our newest national monument, just proclaimed by president Obama yesterday. 1.3 million acres preserved for all humanity. This is a really big deal not only for those of us here in SE Utah, but for everyone, everywhere”.
Paul Martini, Bluff, Utah, USA.
As ever from you, Paul, a magnificent and faultless photo.
Picking up on your comment you and other CAS folk may like to see this news story contained in the BBC News website:-
It amplifies that which Paul has said. It is, excuse the pun, a monumental piece of preservation. Well deserved recognition of a fantastic landscape and Nature that dwells within it.
I love this picture Paul.
And …. Obama did well to leave not only this piece of nature protected against the short term interests of of destructive fossil industries, but also the Papahanaumokuakea (pronounced “Papa-ha-now-moh-koo-ah-kay-ah”) Marine National Monument . Thank him on behalf of mankind.
Thank you Laurence and Hans.
A faultless and outstanding piece of monochrome photography as ever from you, Paul.
This is Nature at her best! Beautiful lighting, composition with a good sense of heavy ponderousness of the storm to come.
Thanks for the sharing.
Thank you Laurence.
Indeed Paul, a supeb Image well composed and looks great in monochrome
Absolutely beautiful one that I would be proud of. Having spent a few years working in that area of the world I am lucky to have captured many great photos of ‘weather’
Fascinating picture for ornithologists as well – there is a 15 foot tall heron in front of the houses.
Hi David we keep him here as we are under the herons flight path
thanks for the comment made me smile
Really beautiful picture, Derry: colours, composition, objetcs are all perfect. Congrats!
Good shot, Roberto!