Chase Day 042607... Will this be the day?

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  1. BoblyBill

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    NOPE!!!!!!!!!!! But that's ok because I knew that there was not the right conditions for tornados. Here's the little story of my trip. I just wanted to get out today after a hard days work (really bad day), so I dicided to take some pictures of some clouds today. Looking south, I could see a great darkness enveloping the southwest.


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    (and by the way who names a city "Joes"?)

    My sister wanted to come along (as she almost always does) and with a little bit of filling up of my gas tank I was on my way. As I was leaving a small town in the area a fantastic photo opportunaty arose.


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    I couldn't get much more out of this place and I stil wanted to get closer, and so our journey continued south. We kept heading south until the road turned into dirt in front of us forcing us to either go east or west. While I was making up my mind, I took the chance to take a couple more shots.


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    Now that I was rather satisfied with the pictures for the day, I chose to go straight though the cloud and take a left north when I got a chance. By this time it was getting dark and the chance of a good shot were slim. So ended this trip. All in all, I traveled 215 some miles and took 84 pictures that make up these panos that you see here. Hopefully next time there will be a tornado in it!!!
     
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    3 & 6, superb! I would love to have the chance to do something like this!
     
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    I'm sorry but these are really dark on my screen here at work... I hope they are not so on yours.
     
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    Woah! I especially like 2, 3 and 6 I love your sky photos, they're wonderful!
     
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    Looking good. The first 3 have a lot of darkness in them, but that has to be to make the bright updraft expose properly. You did fine. Nice Mammatus in the first. Also you are pointed in the right direction as far as tornado development if there would be some. Under the "crisp" looking tower of clouds where there is no rain falling. I know you said you couldnt get closer because of the road network, but you would be better off being south of the cell looking north. I am guessing there is some updraft base you cant see to the left of that precipitation.

    Keep the batteries charged. The next week looks to be active.

    Doug Raflik
     
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    Honestly on my home computer there is a lot of detail in those first three without overexposing the updraft, it's alot lighter on my home system :(. This system's rainfree base was very high (probably 2000 or so feet).
     
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    wow!!! storms like that only happen in the midwest...im sure of that cause ive lived in a lot of places and have never seen anything like that...amazing skys

    well done
     
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    2 and 6 are awesome! Nice work!
     
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    Wow, great captures
     
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    I've always been fascinated by the sky. And your work makes it further!
    Great job.
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    2 and 6 look amazing!
     

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