(29 May 2011)
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About This Shoot
Date: 29 May 2011
Location: Southwest Kansas from Big Basin Prairie Preserve south of Minneola, KS to Otis, KS
Shoot Type: Storm Chase,Weather and Landscape
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Synopsis:
I targeted the dryline south of Dodge City for development of supercell storms. A storm eventually formed near Dodge City and moved rapidly northeast into Rush County, KS. I never caught up to the storm, but did photograph some mammatus and a nice sunset over a wheat field near Otis, KS

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29 May 2011


Mon, 30 May 2011 15:33:18 -0500
Storm chase images from May 29 (1 of 3)
Summary & Images (part 1)
A couple of images of the actual storms on this chase... including a
small LP updraft that formed just northeast of the Big Basin Prairie
Preserve south of Minneola and mammatus south of a marginally severe
storm in Rush County, KS:

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Mon, 30 May 2011 15:38:17 -0500
Storm chase images from May 29 (2 of 3)
Summary & Images (part 2)
I was hoping for good sunset light to illuminate the under side of the
remnant anvil of the storms that were moving northeast into northern
Kansas. Unfortunately there was no remnant mammatus to speak of, but
the sunset was still quite impressive. I found a wheat field just
north of Otis, KS to shoot some sunset scenes from. The western
horizon had some smoke and dust in the atmosphere which provided for a
rather red sunset:

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Mon, 30 May 2011 15:42:57 -0500
Storm chase images from May 29 (3 of 3)
Summary & Images (part 3)
The highlight of this shoot was actually totally unplanned and
spontaneous. Just after leaving the scene where I shot the sunset
from...no more than about a half mile drive back south... I came
across some limestone fence posts along one of the wheat fields north
of Otis. The eastern sky was actually becoming more dramatic with
some of the virga streaks lighting up in pink and orange hues. I went
to work using one of the post rocks as a subject in some of the shots
scene below:

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Sun, 29 May 2011 20:45:28 -0500
842pm sunset scene wheat field Otis KS
  
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Sun, 29 May 2011 20:15:37 -0500
812pm sitting next to a wheat field near Otis KS waiting for the sun to set to illuminate the underside of this remnant anvil... then back to Dodge for my next mid shift.

Sun, 29 May 2011 19:41:04 -0500
740pm between Nekoma and Rush Center, KS... waiting for some sunset light to catch what little mammatus is left this far southwest as the storm races away from me.

Sun, 29 May 2011 18:47:51 -0500
mammatus is fairly impressive behind this storm moving toward la crosse ks 645pm

Sun, 29 May 2011 16:14:09 -0500
View from high point in Big basin preserve. Dryline towering cu southwest
  
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