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Red Cloud Wrapping Up by FramedByNature
Red Cloud Wrapping Up
July 15th, 2015
near Red Cloud, Nebraska

You don't want to know how many hours of effort went into stitching this panorama :faint: 6 vertical images (14mm on a full-frame) with plenty of overlap but a complete pain to get things to line up. If things did line up right, the program would leave a warped curvy horizon. Or it would get everything really close, but somehow miss getting the horizon stitch to line up. Ended up opening the images in Hugin, warping them, saving them individually, stitching those in Photoshop, then re-warping the panorama to bring the horizon into line again. All in all a lot of work, but it had to be done! This was one of the more unique stages of this cell, where you can see it really trying to wrap back up into itself. :) Things only got better from here, can't wait to share more! :la:

Canon 5Dmk1
Bower 14mm
6-image panorama
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If you follow me over on my Facebook page then you are already aware of this, but a tremendous drought ended this past Wednesday. A supercell-related drought. I had seen a small supercell earlier this year, yes, but really nothing to write home about. Last year? Just about nada. :no: Two slow and lame years for storms for me thanks to working on some big days. :doh:

Cody (fellow chaser in Omaha) and I set out on Wednesday for what looked like a marginal setup. The SPC had shifted their tornado probabilities to right over our homes, but crazily enough... we decided to drive west, away from them. :wow: Ended up paying off big in the structure department. The eastern tornado probabilities were largely a bust, and the smaller severe storms that went up southwest were quite photogenic :la: :camera:

Obviously plenty to come from this one, but I'll let this selfie do the talking for now ;)

Self2b by FramedByNature

Mothership hat!

Okay... one quick and dirty edit from our position up in the vault. Very narrow area between the meso/precip core so this was a tough angle to get. Had hail falling about a hundred yards down the road from us, so this was a quick stop, but so worth it! :faint:

IMG 8106b by FramedByNature

That's it for now. Time to try to piece together some panos of this monster.

:peace: Evan :camera:

  • Watching: Legend of Korra
  • Playing: Mario Kart 7
  • Eating: nuts
  • Drinking: don't laugh. nuts are healthy for you!
Fuzzy Putnami Female by FramedByNature
Fuzzy Putnami Female
Another from the latest and greatest... a female Phidippus putnami jumping spider :) Actually found a second female of this species, and a male in just a couple of days! :o Pretty cool to start finding these spiders that used to largely go unnoticed. This has quickly become one of my favorite spiders to shoot, as they seem to have just the right mix of curiosity / hunting instinct / adorable fuzzy hair on their heads :nod: Actually released this girl back into the "wild" today after she mated, and thus the future population of adorable fuzzy jumping spiders around the garden was secured :P

Canon 60D
Reversed 18-55mm
Reverse Macro Technique

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Earthly Furrows by FramedByNature
Earthly Furrows

Alright, here's the real deal from Tuesday night's shoot... really the first time I've attempted an image like this. :o We got out of the city lights right as the moon was rising, so our dark-sky time was limited. Got the tracking mount set up and got 4 good 2-minute exposures of the Milky Way as the last couple clouds cleared out. Then took another image framed lower to include the field in front of us, now illuminated by the moon. Stacked the 4 Milky Way frames to reduce noise and merged it with the field foreground image in a vertical panorama-like fashion. :nod:

Astrophotography is a deep, deep rabbit hole. =D You buy a tracking mount and can suddenly achieve shots that simply weren't possible before. Then you realize how much more you can do with specialized filters (narrow band, light pollution blocking, fog filters) and processing, etc. My setup is pretty basic right now, but I couldn't be happier with the results! :w00t:

Canon 60D
Bower 14mm f/2.8
4x 2-minute exposures
2-shot "panorama"

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Spin of the Earth
Went out last night to shoot some night sky images since the temps were unseasonably cool (in the 50s F in July) and the skies looked to be mostly clear. Used my Orion AstroView tracking mount to follow the motion of the stars. Instead of seeing the stars move slightly between each frame, it's super weird to go through your images and see the Earth move instead :wow: Makes you feel kind of small! We're just on a planet that's spinning through space, a tiny speck in the enormous Milky Way :aww:


:camera: Canon 60D
Orion AstroView Equatorial Mount & Motor
Bower 14mm f/2.8
4 x 2-minute exposures 
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Evan Ludes
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Evan Ludes
:bulletblue: CONTACT me at evanludes@framedbynature.net :bulletblue:

Hey, my name is Evan. I've been taking photos for about 8 years and come to this community to gather inspiration and share my work. Thanks for visiting! :)

Current Residence: Omaha, Nebraska
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If you follow me over on my Facebook page then you are already aware of this, but a tremendous drought ended this past Wednesday. A supercell-related drought. I had seen a small supercell earlier this year, yes, but really nothing to write home about. Last year? Just about nada. :no: Two slow and lame years for storms for me thanks to working on some big days. :doh:

Cody (fellow chaser in Omaha) and I set out on Wednesday for what looked like a marginal setup. The SPC had shifted their tornado probabilities to right over our homes, but crazily enough... we decided to drive west, away from them. :wow: Ended up paying off big in the structure department. The eastern tornado probabilities were largely a bust, and the smaller severe storms that went up southwest were quite photogenic :la: :camera:

Obviously plenty to come from this one, but I'll let this selfie do the talking for now ;)

Self2b by FramedByNature

Mothership hat!

Okay... one quick and dirty edit from our position up in the vault. Very narrow area between the meso/precip core so this was a tough angle to get. Had hail falling about a hundred yards down the road from us, so this was a quick stop, but so worth it! :faint:

IMG 8106b by FramedByNature

That's it for now. Time to try to piece together some panos of this monster.

:peace: Evan :camera:

  • Watching: Legend of Korra
  • Playing: Mario Kart 7
  • Eating: nuts
  • Drinking: don't laugh. nuts are healthy for you!

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WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015   Photographer
You are just dripping with talent!!  You have a breath taking body of work  Nod 
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kircida Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your photos are very beautiful and amazing!!! It inspires me like nothing else!!! Thank you for your works!Hug 
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student Photographer
Aw, thank you so much! Thank you for stopping by :)
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malantha Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Your whole gallery is breath taking!
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for the kind words :aww:
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Kaizoku-hime Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Filmographer
you are absolutely AMAZING very inspiring photographs! thank you for sharing and congrats on the Daily Deviation!
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for the kind words! So happy to hear about it :aww:
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:thanks: :bow: :aww:
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GreatPlainsPhoto Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Going out west today to try and get some pix. Starting in Ponca City Oklahoma around noon. Love to chase\spot with ya if your in the area
9183274694. Text me if interested.
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