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Canon 60D
18-135mm kit

Probably shouldn't be posting this image yet as I haven't finished the rest in this sequence, but I'm too darn excited about this image NOT to share it =D Probably my best shot from the Arcadia, NE supercell on May 26th, 2013. I had been putting off the processing of this image for a while. I knew it was good straight out of the camera, but I also know of the expanded potential it held since I shot in RAW. I was worried I wouldn't process it up to its full potential, or that I would process it only to later dislike the techniques I used... but I think I came away with a keeper here :P Didn't mess with it too much, but enhanced the details that really made this storm special to me. Recovered some detail in the foreground so you can just barely see the field, brought out the textures in the updraft, and recovered some shadows/highlights :nod:
This was shot as the chase was largely winding down, but the show wasn't over! :excited: As this updraft shriveled to the north, it took on a crazier and crazier appearance. I decided to zoom in a little bit to capture the details of the laminar mesocyclone :) Also wanted one of its many cloud-to-ground bolts to take up a good portion of the frame, and it did not disappoint! The color/lighting was just surreal :faint: I can't wait to process the rest of the shots from this chase (including a short TL of this stage), but it'll be tough to top this one for a long time 8-)


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BB02 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!!! :D
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MaryLangen Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is an amazing shot OO and a scary cloud.
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jabhawiya Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nice meso
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WickedWelshy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so amazing! An inspirational photographer :)
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Danielaki Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
OMG 
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TH3PR0PHECY Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh man... i love your images dude... so fukin' epic :D
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piggy-tails Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just, in a word; WOW!
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KatesFriend Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that the word is terribly overused, but this is truly, jaw dropping awesome.
Nature once again dwarfing all else (certainly all human endevours) in scale, power and majesty.
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marinsuslic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! :D
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CrypticPython Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's awesome! :-)
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badnan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   Photographer
I just want to leave a comment...but i just can't find something soooo perfect like this! :wow:
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JR-Imagery Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Words can't describe the thoughts going through my head after seeing this photo.
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Frollino Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart
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tails4evr Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
One of the most spectacular cells I've ever seen - Amazing shot! :iconclappingplz:
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured. cinnamoncandy.deviantart.com/j… :heart:
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miincdesign Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
This is amazing :D  You should be excited that you capture this cloud at just the right moment.  Great Job :D
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
wow it look simply amanzig ^^
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dcason Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Do you post the raw images as well?
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an absolutely magnificent image.  Even without a bit of fiddling that cloud must have been gorgeous.  I love the enhanced effect.
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CaliBolt273 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Is it just me or does anyone else see a face in the top left area of the cloud??
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Siren-Badru Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student General Artist
oh.
 my.
 gosh......it's looking up right. O_O *AMAZED*
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300rupees Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gawd......-eyes buldge outta head -
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Chipchinka Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Writer
Holy frak!
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Siochanna Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Photographer
I can see why you're excited about it. 
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DVoltZ Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats crazy Insaine!
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steven0560 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Breathtaking capture! I would be excited as well!

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everplex Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Simply Amazing is the only word I can think of to describe this.
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Cleo-W Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
On the verge of the ultimate fight...
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Photographer
This great work has been featured here:Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 48
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Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM.
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Alex-Duma Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Holy moly. Pictures can't really capture the sheer enormity of storms. :clap: Wonderful stuff. Did this storm produce a tornado?
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PositivePrincess11 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Artist
that is so amazing is it a tornado or a cloud i think its a cloud so amazing though
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Grappo77 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg!! One of the most beautiful storm cloud shots ive seen. The colours are amazing
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely astonishing and beautiful!   I am envious that you got to see this wonder.
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DCTimberstone Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
just screams wicked and dangerous.
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buhobotija Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
wow! it looks awesome!
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing! The colors are vivid and beautiful, and you really captured nature at its fiercest. :D 

I applaud your bravery. :faint: If I saw that, I'd probably hide in my basement. 
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Greyest-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That lightning is like
"Please storm. No touching of the house."
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ArcticSerpent Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student
Where was it taken? :D
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UBERNPLUMB Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Digital Artist
incredible, ill have to fav this one....great capture

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ProgrammedPaints Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
God damn, nature is awesome.
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AquaDragonDavanin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool! i love storms!
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BigBlueSkyFotos Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that's freekin' awesome!
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Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!! :wow:
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Aeskhari Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 Now that is a once in lifetime shot. Amazing and more then a little terrifying.^^;
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*STANDING OVATION* BRAVO!! BRAVO!!! Thank You
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cosmicwind Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Looks like lightning man giving cloudman a taekwando kick!
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Titanium-Zen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic!
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bayul Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Majestic! :)
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Canon
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Canon EOS 60D
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1 second
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F/9.0
Focal Length
26 mm
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640
Date Taken
May 26, 2013, 8:31:01 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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