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Most Recent Shoots

24 Apr 2017
Southeast Arizona Bird Photography Trip (Day 3)
Synopsis: Day 3 of this trip started at Ash Canyon B&B where I photographed at a new photo blind on the property. It was a very windy morning, althoug...
23 Apr 2017
Southeast Arizona Bird Photography Trip (Day 2)
Synopsis: Day 2 of this trip started in the Battiste BB&B backyard at Tony's photography setup. This was quite productive with a a few gallery-worthy ...
22 Apr 2017
Southeast Arizona Bird Photography Trip (Day 1)
Synopsis: Day 1 of this short trip started out in Portal in the morning, where I photographed feeder birds at a feeding station just northeast of Port...
15 Apr 2017
LP Supercell near Protection, KS
Synopsis: An awesome LP supercell was photographed this day, one of the better LP storms I have photographed in quite some time. The sunset colors and...
14 Apr 2017
Photogenic supercell at sunset near Sumner, NE
Synopsis: Managed to get some good images of a late-developing supercell storm near Sumner, NE. The storm had fairly decent tiered structure for a tim...

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= Storm Chases & Shoots of February 2012 =



Location: Southwest Nebraska near Stapleton, NE

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 4
Synopsis: I intercepted and photogrpahed a rare February tornado, the first of which ever recorded in Nebraska. The storm developed almost on top of North Platte, NE and moved almost due north along Highway 83 toward Stapleton. I photographed the tornado from along Highway 83 for about 5 minutes before it dissipated just before reaching Stapleton.




Location: Nebraska Sandhills over southeastern Cherry County, NE

Shoot type: Weather and Landscape,Winter Weather
# of images: 2
Synopsis: After storm chasing the day before in north-central Kansas, I decided to head up to North Platte, NE for the night and get up really early for a photo shoot over the Sandhills. A fresh snowcover blanketed the Sandhills from the previous day's storm. The shoot began shortly before sunrise along US-83 southeast of Brownlee and ended near Hwy 97 about 25 miles southwest of Valentine by around midday.




Location: North-central Kansas from Lincoln to Minneapolis to east of Concordia, KS

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 3
Synopsis: Sub-severe storms developed immediately ahead of a very cold upper low with -30C at its center. Surface temperature/dewpoint was around 55F/44F over the warm sector, which still yielded about 600 J/kg of surface-based CAPE. The most excitment was photographing large quantities of 1/2" to 3/4" diameter hail in the town of Minneapolis (north of Salina, KS). I then photographed a fairly dramatic rainbow at sunset east of Concorida along Hwy 9.




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