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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 September 2012 =



Location: Central KS from Ness City to Rozel, KS

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 3
Synopsis: This successful late summer storm chase began west of Ness City late in the afternoon, intercepting a marginal supercell storm upon arrival after leaving work (worked a day shift this day). I followed this storm southeast, navigating mostly county roads through Ness and eventually northeastern Hodgeman and western Pawnee County. Toward sunset, the photography became really good with the supercell establishing multi-tiered structure. I found a brilliant milo field of golden and orange hues which complemented the soft, colorful sky with supercell storm structure to my west...near Rozel, KS. I continued to follow the storm south as several other strong to severe storms formed near the former storm. I managed to capture a few nice cloud-to-ground flashes complete with storm structure after sunset south of Sanford just west of Hwy 183.




Location: My house, 5 miles north of Dodge City, KS

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
Synopsis: This was a fun shoot "on foot" right outside my house. I ventured over to the north fence line of the empty lot next to my house to photograph some awesome cloud-to-ground lightning after midnight (roughly 12:25 to 12:50am to be more specific). The storms responsible were small with a clear sky full of stars above me and adjacent the small anvils of the storm. The stars above enhanced the photographic scene as I managed to capture several 30s exposures with multiple cloud-to-ground flashes to the north.




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