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Dodge City, KS May 24th sister tornadoes

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Dodge City, KS May 24th sister tornadoes

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cherylpoolehackett PRO
 
cherylpoolehackett July 29, 2016
Wow, just wow!
Dannyuk099
 
Dannyuk099 July 31, 2016
Amazing photo
NZPChasers PRO
NZPChasers August 14, 2016
thanks!
DadiGylfason PRO
 
DadiGylfason August 04, 2016
Absolutely amazing, scary and fascinating. Congratulations on this brilliant picture. Top!
NZPChasers PRO
NZPChasers August 14, 2016
thanks!
lindapersson
 
lindapersson August 05, 2016
Just look at the size of them. Insane. Incredible capture, well done!
NZPChasers PRO
NZPChasers August 14, 2016
thanks!
markanthonyhurkmans PRO
 
markanthonyhurkmans August 05, 2016
WOW!!!!
mrrball
 
mrrball August 05, 2016
Absolutely amazing,
NZPChasers PRO
NZPChasers August 14, 2016
thanks!
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick August 05, 2016
You are too close! Beautiful photo.
cindiwalters_7260 PRO+
 
cindiwalters_7260 August 06, 2016
Masterpiece
NZPChasers PRO
NZPChasers August 14, 2016
thanks!
MariaReverberiStudio PRO
 
MariaReverberiStudio August 06, 2016
I get chills just looking at these tornadoes! Fantastic shot!!!
NZPChasers PRO
NZPChasers August 14, 2016
thanks!
deti
 
deti August 08, 2016
waw...
THowephotos
 
THowephotos September 07, 2016
This is beautiful. Nice shot
NZPChasers PRO
NZPChasers September 27, 2016
thanks!
Mark73 PRO
 
Mark73 October 08, 2016
Heart pounding!
dottieloydnevins
 
dottieloydnevins November 17, 2016
This is totally AWESOME!!!!!
Phototales
 
Phototales December 02, 2016
SimPLy a MAGiCaL ShoT! KuDoS! X;D*
LindaT
 
LindaT February 03, 2017
Fantastic! Intense power of nature. Looks dangerous and risky.
ElizabethS1
 
ElizabethS1 February 12, 2017
Amazing
leslieelizabeth PRO+
 
leslieelizabeth February 12, 2017
Heart stopping capture!
mariannebesselsen
 
mariannebesselsen February 13, 2017
Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!
doubleplay PRO+
 
doubleplay February 15, 2017
That's a Wow, absolutely amazing capture!
WadeSmithPhotography
 
WadeSmithPhotography March 25, 2017
Speechless!
nforb91
 
nforb91 March 29, 2017
Wooowwww ????
Jinjii PRO+
 
Jinjii April 09, 2017
Amazing shot!!
howardgalley
 
howardgalley April 14, 2017
Wow
renatalima
 
renatalima April 22, 2017
Absolutely amazing!!!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 June 02, 2017
Unbelievable capture.....I hope that if I ever have to encounter one of these that I'm at least able to walk away with a photo this spectacular. Big wow on this one!
IMIKEMEDIA PRO+
 
IMIKEMEDIA June 08, 2017
Masterpiece
HopeAlane
 
HopeAlane July 01, 2017
Unbelievable. Amazing the force of nature.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 July 01, 2017
I'm speechless.. Congrats!! シ
dodge1955
 
dodge1955 July 06, 2017
where was this.........Just wow!!
marcinszymanski
 
marcinszymanski July 09, 2017
Superb, outstanding picture!!!
Dals-Photography PRO+
 
Dals-Photography August 24, 2017
Absolutely amazing Photograph! Congratulations!
IMIKEMEDIA PRO+
 
IMIKEMEDIA September 03, 2017
Wow. Just wow.
kellyannelucymoran
 
kellyannelucymoran September 12, 2017
Wow! Absolutely incredible capture.
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst February 06, 2018
Very good
8574_4002
 
8574_4002 March 01, 2018
Wow
dirkleahy PRO
 
dirkleahy March 01, 2018
Amazing :)!
charlesmeacham
 
charlesmeacham April 16, 2018
What nightmares are made of.
derxphoto
 
derxphoto June 07, 2018
scary
robertjordan
 
robertjordan June 28, 2018
And the winner is!!!! This is awesome!!!!
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 July 02, 2018
"Wow" ... Stunning ... Unbelievable capture ... Congrats on your awards, well done.
7541_1259
 
7541_1259 August 26, 2018
holy G*D...you win.
davidcochlin
 
davidcochlin September 14, 2018
Just looking at this makes me think about the force of it (poor car)
judykarendal PRO+
 
judykarendal October 21, 2018
Wow. No words for this amazing shot!
simonparry PRO+
 
simonparry December 19, 2018
Outstanding capture..
ItIsGee
 
ItIsGee April 14, 2019
Dodge city day? I was also there!
RonTear PRO+
 
RonTear September 28, 2019
fantastic AND DANGEROUS !!! Superb !!
MRueffer
 
MRueffer Mar 12
This looks really bad

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken near Dodge City, Kansas in the United States. It was taken off a dirt road near a farm.
Time
After seeing several other tornadoes, this one was extremely photogenic. The afternoon to early evening provided perfect lighting. We stopped the vehicle and took this shot without a tripod due to muddy ditch as well as I wanted to capture the second tornado developing on the right in the frame.
Lighting
The lighting for this particular shot was perfect. The sun was behind us and provided a perfect contrast to the tornadoes in front of us. The fact the we were behind the tornadoes and the sun was behind us also provided me to capture the amazing details of the tornado and the tornado's "debris cloud", which can be seen churning up dirt.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon Rebel T5i with a 18-55mm lens with no tripod.
Inspiration
I wanted to capture the powerful high-based tornado, the debris it was picking up and the second tornado developing on the right in the same frame. I was happy to have my wide-angle lens with me!
Editing
Yes, added some clarity, contrast for effect, saturation and some filters. I'm somewhat of a purist so I limit my editing to a realistic depiction of what it looked like.
In my camera bag
I usually carry a light bag since the kind of photography I do requires me to grab my camera very quickly to take pictures. I have Canon Rebel T5i and T3 with both 18-55mm lens on them, extra batteries, a sennheiser microphone, a 55-250mm lens and battery chargers.
Feedback
For storm photography, most of what you learn about photography techniques goes out the window. Most of the time you simply don't have time to adjust your perfect settings or even set up your tripod. Plus the rule of thirds become hard since most of your subjects are clouds and fields! Before you set up to take pictures too you have to make sure you are safe to step out and since storms always move, you have to be ready to move too. It's rare that you sit for more than 20mins filming a storm. The best way to capture something like this is to take as many pictures as you can while you are stopped, one of them is bound to be good!! The best advice is focus! Make sure your focus is good and your settings are good before you spam your shutter or else you'll be very disappointed.

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