Mini-Challenge #251: Weather
For this challenge, I would like to see photos with a theme of weather. For the last 20 years I have been working on the optical instruments that go on weather satellites. I am now about to retire. So, in honor of the career that has kept me in cameras and lenses I would like to see photos that show weather. Preferably the weather in action, so to speak. The more drama or moodiness the better. I will also consider photos showing the impact of weather.
This mini will end Friday August 25 at 6 PM PDT/9 PM EDT
Mostly, in my experience anyway, photographers try to shoot when the light is best, so they don't always have too many photos of inclement or dramatic weather. At least, I don't have too many photos in this theme, but here are a few. I would hope to see better than what I have collected over the years.
Fog at Neuschwanstein
Blowing Snow at Many Parks Curve, Rocky Mountain National Park
A break in the rain, Hanalei Bay, Kauai
And, to honor my father who taught me to think before pressing the darned button (he didn't say 'darned'), and about apertures, exposure, and all the technical stuff, here is a photo he took in 1974. It is of the break-up of one of the 1974 tornadoes in Ohio (the so called super outbreak). This is the end stage of the tornado that started in Indiana, went through Kentucky, and then crossed to Ohio at Saylor Park where it became an F5 tornado. My father took this from our back yard after the tornado had passed. I don't think my mom would let him out to get it any earlier. I didn't scan the slide until 35 years after he took the photo, so the quality isn't that good. I tried to restore it a little. Still, it's an homage rather than a great photo.
Hah! If anyone checked my previous challenge entries they probably thought I would pick cats.
And if anyone is interested in the images I help (in a very small way) make as part of my work, a few can be seen at this location.
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