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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 July 2013 =



Location: My backyard

Shoot type: Weather and Sky Around Home
# of images: 0
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Location: Deming, NM area

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Animas, NM area

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 2
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Location: Gila Bend, AZ area mid-afternoon. Salome to Brenda, AZ evening.

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Willcox, AZ area

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Safford to U191/I-10 Junction, AZ

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 2
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Location: Pearce, AZ area

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 2
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Location: South of San Simon, AZ

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Las Cienegas NCA early afternoon. Fort Thomas, AZ area late afternoon/evening

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Tucson, AZ afternoon. Sacaton/Coolidge, AZ late night

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Tucson, AZ area afternoon. Sacaton, AZ area late-night

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Phoenix, AZ afternoon. Quartzsite, AZ area evening.

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Tucson Mountains near Tucson, AZ

Shoot type: Landscape
# of images: 1
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Location: Safford to south of Willcox, AZ

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 3
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Location: near Cochise, AZ

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: East of Sierra Vista, AZ evening. Northeast of Willcox late night

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 2
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Location: Three Points, AZ early. San Simon, AZ late

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 9
Synopsis: Late morning storms were moving north-northwest toward the southwest suburbs of Tucson and the Three Points area. I photographed the backside of these storms from along the Ajo Highway. Later in the evening, I noticed storms moving north close to the New Mexico border. This storm ended up providing some of my best images of the entire trip, as an incredibly photogenic haboob developed and rolled west toward me, just south of San Simon. Lightning over the distant Peloncillo Mountains was fantastic in the golden sky that materialized at sunset.




Location: Tucson, Arizona

Shoot type: Weather and Landscape
# of images: 1
Synopsis: No storms were photographed on Day 1. I arrived early afternoon, and while a few storms were noted around the Sonoita area, nothing was worth photographing. I drove up Reddington Rd. a little ways for a nice sunset overlooking the east side of Tucson.




Location: East-central New Mexico, south of Trementina, NM

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
Synopsis: This was my driving day out to Arizona, and I was not expecting to do much of any photography. I noticed some storms on radar developing off the south end of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which were slowly rolling southeast off the mountains. I decided to make a short chase out of it. I photographed lightning along Highway 104 from west of Trementina to just southwest of Conchas Lake. Some of the best lightning was photographed using the highway as a foreground subject at around sunset.




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