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Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More July 12, 2015
Gorgeous Images :)
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nandicmb October 14, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Full Focus Photo Contest!
mariahdanielson
 
mariahdanielson December 17, 2015
Absolutely amazing
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 March 26, 2016
Wow Wow Wow!!
kkkevin
 
kkkevin July 12, 2016
Great Photo looks like Independence Day the first film tho lol
angiegreercollins
 
angiegreercollins July 28, 2016
Stunning!!
i-Johnny
 
i-Johnny November 09, 2016
Awesome!
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Aljawashe May 01, 2017
Fantastic shot
sigridbh PRO+
 
sigridbh May 18, 2018
Amazing capture!
RonTear PRO+
 
RonTear April 26, 2020
Full of menace !! Beautiful

Behind The Lens

Location
Super Cell outside of Black Hawk,S
Time
it was mid afternoon and we saw the sky getting dark and knew the coming storm would be picture worthy. I had just got done mowing the yard and saw this storm brewing so I ran over there. Using a smartphone app to track the storm, I drove from Rapid City to Black Hawk to get into position to capture shots of the storm that was starting to drop 4-inch hail and heavy rain. “There were all these guys with fancy gear and I tied my cellphone to my tripod with a hair tie,” she said.
Lighting
“There was a lot of speculation that it was going to put a tornado down,” she said. “It was right over Black Hawk which was quite terrifying for everyone who lives down there.”Brad Temeyer, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, said the storm seen in the video is a mesocyclone, also known as a supercell thunderstorm. During the video Temeyer said a cloud can be seen forming on the right of the storm indicating it was reingesting the rain that was falling. The thin cloud that formed on the bottom of the storm was a wall cloud. “That would be a precursor to a storm that produces a tornado,” he said. “It was pretty close. You could see it was rotating in the time-lapse pretty well.”
Equipment
Canon 5D M II - and a 28-70mm lens
Inspiration
It was at the end of a long day on June 1 when I had a suspicion that the storm clouds approaching Rapid City from the north could be something memorable. I was right, It wasn’t long before other vehicles stopped near the same location, including a handful of professional storm chasers who immediately unpacked their fancy gear and waited.
Editing
A little light room editing, but this storm was so powerful, it didnt need much processing
In my camera bag
I've upgraded to a Canon 5D M IV - I usually have a tripod, 70-200mm lens, 28-70mm lens and now I've started carrying a Miops tigger. It's come in handy for remote shooting as well as as a lightning trigger
Feedback
BE SAFE! Do not go after any storms if you do not know what you are doing. There's a ton of apps you can use to help you watch the weather. I am fond of RadarScope. Watch where and how storms are moving and have a plan to get out and away if you need to.

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