I finally developed my 4×5 film from my last 2 blog posts! (https://exploringnc.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/towering-storms-and-sunflowers/) It was great to finally see what I had captured…two images from a swamp near Thomasville NC, and one image of a storm taken from a sunflower field north of Lexington. This first image I used a lens swing on the Alpina … More Film scans from recent storm chase
What a great week for summer storms! The atmosphere has been prime and producing towering monster storms with tons of lightning and rain. This means a lot of driving and a lot of chasing! This first picture is from Thomasville NC. My comrades and I were tracking some thunderstorms close to lexington and happened to … More Towering storms and sunflowers
School has been keeping me busy, but last weekend I still made time to adventure around one of my favorite spots in NC…Linville Gorge. It has been a very rainy week around NC, but fortunately the mountains started to clear up as we arrived. I went with my friends Brad and Nic, fortunately both good … More Watching Thunderstorms at 3500 ft.
Another week of some photogenic storms. This past weekend(6/28/13) definitely had the best results. I always keep my eye on the radar, and even on marginally stormy days, certain features can produce incredible images. This day in particular I had my sights on getting a good shelf cloud. The buzz of a possible shelf cloud started … More Extremely long shelf cloud
A successful storm chase yesterday! I am still going through pictures and video, but aside from tornadoes, we were able to catch everything else we were looking for. The position of the threat send Nic Roberson and I up to Petersburg, Va, to wait out the storms. While we were waiting, we made the most … More A lot of chasing, a lot of driving… 6/13/13
Still i the wake of horrible news (see last post), I set forth to cheer up by chasing some medium strength storms around NC. Usually around this part of the U.S. storms tend to have an abundant amount of moisture, usually restricting visibility of the storm structure. However, I was in for a pleasant surprise! … More Wide Open Storms
Its been a very interesting day! I have been shooting pictures all day long and I am now getting them all on my computer. I started out with a photo buddy named Mike in an attempt to take some self portraits. We ended up near a river that was extra high from the rain. A … More Tornado warned storm 5/23/13
My first post about an adventure! I ended up chasing a storm that popped up near Galax Va early this week (5/20/13). I started off by hitting the blue ridge parkway and set off to find a foreground. I often forget how hard it is to find a foreground when you need one…but I drove … More First Post and Early Week Storm Chase 5/24/13