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The Tornado Cloud in Sacramento....

I have been in Sacramento, Ca for almost 16 yrs. Never has there been a warning to take cover because of a Tornado...Ya I listened, grabbed my camera and out I ...
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I have been in Sacramento, Ca for almost 16 yrs. Never has there been a warning to take cover because of a Tornado...Ya I listened, grabbed my camera and out I went... I didn't see any funnels, but it was the coolest thing I have ever seen! March 26,2014
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mountainman70 PRO+
 
mountainman70 March 26, 2014
wow and I mean wow - what a once in a lifetime composition - very well executed
edstilwell
 
edstilwell March 26, 2014
Stunning so darn beautiful!!!
Flosno
 
Flosno March 26, 2014
HOLY MOLY....what a shot Melissa....thanks for sharing
AndreaE
 
AndreaE March 27, 2014
WOW, wow, wow!!! I see you're listening like a Jersey girl now!! lol. This is the coolest thing I've ever seen too!! :))
LoanaLMP
 
LoanaLMP March 27, 2014
And you continue to wow me LOL congrats! Excellent image!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 27, 2014
Amazing capture! Awarded.
chuckgordon
 
chuckgordon March 27, 2014
Most Excellent :)
SnowbunnyPhotography
 
SnowbunnyPhotography March 27, 2014
WOW!! Stunning! I have lived near our own version of "tornado alley" here in Illinois all my life, but I have never seen a rainbow like this. So cool! Just captivating....great work Melissa! :)
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz March 27, 2014
Powerhouse shot you got here, Melisa!
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth March 27, 2014
I would have done the same! truly amazing sweetie!
ogilvie
 
ogilvie March 28, 2014
That's nature. Hard,cruel but still beautiful. Absolute awesome. I salute you!!!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer March 29, 2014
Holy crap! Do they have cellars in Sacramento? Good thing you were there to take a picture - cause I'm never gonna see one firsthand, I hope - super shot!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle March 30, 2014
Wow that is just amazing!!
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography April 02, 2014
incredible capture ... !!!!
Bozzzzz
 
Bozzzzz April 03, 2014
Everyone likes a shot of a rainbow. So glad you didn't get blown away.
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson April 03, 2014
Melissa, This is stunning beautiful.
imagineit PRO+
 
imagineit April 06, 2014
Very Cool!!!
Chilly_fingers
 
Chilly_fingers April 07, 2014
Stunning! Oh my, you did exactly what I would have done ;)
sherrymarie PRO+
 
sherrymarie April 10, 2014
Beautiful
Darlene2013
 
Darlene2013 April 11, 2014
Now THAT is. . . . . JAW DROPPING ! ! ! ! ! Congratulations on a VERY unique capture! God bless. - Darlene. :)
senka
 
senka April 14, 2014
WOW!!!!!!!! magical
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 April 14, 2014
Fantastic capture! Wow! Love it!
TammyN
 
TammyN April 21, 2014
Awesome!!!!!!!
meshersmith PRO+
 
meshersmith April 26, 2014
Breathtaking photo, fantastic Melissa!!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 May 01, 2014
Excellent shot , voted
isabellev
 
isabellev May 01, 2014
outstanding...voted~
mountainman70 PRO+
 
mountainman70 May 09, 2014
fabulous entry - voted - good luck
ChristinaFreak
 
ChristinaFreak May 09, 2014
Amazing capture!!
Flosno
 
Flosno May 09, 2014
Great entry...voted
LionesLens
 
LionesLens May 10, 2014
Sensational! I would have bet a lot of money this shot was from Kansas. Extremely rare for your part of the World! Excellent job though!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana May 16, 2014
Nice capture! Voted!
robhansen
 
robhansen May 17, 2014
Wow! Voted!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 May 22, 2014
WOW !!!! voted
TammyN
 
TammyN May 23, 2014
Oh! Wow, this is amazing!
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman June 01, 2014
Come on...share the secret...where is the pot of gold Melissa? The contrast of the clouds against the rainbow is just a wonder to behold Voted....kathleen
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 07, 2014
voted Rainbows contest
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer June 07, 2014
voted...this is awesome but scary
patrick9x9 PRO
 
patrick9x9 June 10, 2014
Awesome capture Melissa
SaintMarino
 
SaintMarino June 19, 2014
Out of words, really :D
geertweggen
 
geertweggen July 01, 2014
a beauty and great moment
clownsonvelvet PRO
 
clownsonvelvet July 09, 2014
Unfreakingbelivable!
Cjrphotodesigns
 
Cjrphotodesigns July 18, 2014
One of my favorites by you, nice job.
mariajakab
 
mariajakab November 08, 2014
Fantastic timing .. voted! :)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 09, 2014
Very pretty....voted stormy weather!
Flosno
 
Flosno November 10, 2014
Nice entry....voted
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 13, 2014
Awesome shot!! A sure winner voted stormy weather:-)
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer November 18, 2014
voted Stormy
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 November 23, 2014
awesome capture Melissa .. voted
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer November 29, 2014
voted Image of the Year
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz December 03, 2014
Love this shot Melissa. Voted for image of the year.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 December 03, 2014
voted IOTY
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis December 09, 2014
One of my favourites..Voted Image of the Year :-)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 December 11, 2014
Voted!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita December 30, 2014
voted! Amazing sky.
ClaudiaKuhn PRO+
 
ClaudiaKuhn February 09, 2015
So dramatic!
skeem125
 
skeem125 June 19, 2015
omg!!!! wow!!! just amazing!!!!!
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More January 15, 2016
Wow awesome fantastic shot!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 January 16, 2016
That is awesome!!!
Natgirl73
 
Natgirl73 January 16, 2016
wow. that is so pretty.
mihrt
 
mihrt January 16, 2016
fabulous capture!
nornots PRO
 
nornots January 20, 2016
Stunning capture....magazine cover.
howie516 PRO
 
howie516 January 20, 2016
Soooo beautiful! Lucky you to get this one and such a fun one to look at.
timothyhuchton
 
timothyhuchton January 21, 2016
So many fine captures in a wonderful portfolio . I enjoyed very much !!!
KenBrakefield PRO+
 
KenBrakefield January 28, 2016
This is amazing Cali girl.
gunners42
 
gunners42 January 28, 2016
nicely done.....
rosaposa PRO+
 
rosaposa February 03, 2016
This is incredible! Awesome shot!
kirkmills PRO+
 
kirkmills April 19, 2016
wow! voted!!!
john_arsenault
 
john_arsenault May 21, 2016
not only is it a powerful image, it says a lot about the dedication of the photographer to her art for; great shot!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 17, 2016
Voted Wow!
mihrt
 
mihrt June 27, 2016
Voted Things That Make You Say WOW
Angelvel
 
Angelvel August 31, 2016
That's intense
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 04, 2016
Amazing capture
jettahlily008 PRO+
 
jettahlily008 September 04, 2016
Amazing!!! :)
DutchTouch PRO+
 
DutchTouch September 17, 2016
Voted Clouds Nice capture Melissa!
waynecook
 
waynecook November 09, 2016
Incredible!
lpray3
 
lpray3 January 05, 2017
This is absolutely amazing - love it!
MarkB1960
 
MarkB1960 April 23, 2017
Absolutely Awesome!
rturnbow PRO+
 
rturnbow May 01, 2017
Great image, congrats on the challenge win!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman May 01, 2017
Wicked awesome win in rainbow challenge......very happy for you
IamOnlyMe
 
IamOnlyMe May 01, 2017
An incredible image truly deserving of the win. Sooooooo proud of you Melissa!
ChibaBob
 
ChibaBob June 20, 2018
Wowy , wow wow!!!
gman176
 
gman176 November 20, 2019
Love this image! Very well done.