The Dark Storm

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  1. The_Caper

    The_Caper TPF Noob!

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    Well,

    Hi all. I am going to be home soon, can't wait.

    As August is upon us here in Afghanistan we are now experiencing some storms I had up until now never encountered. Below two photos were taken only with a P&S camera so are not technically sound but I think they tell a story well enough.

    This day we were besieged by two storms like this one. Once in the morning, then this one around 5 pm. Myself and a coleague were unfortunate to get caught in this second storm. As you will see it was
    actually a bright day outside but turned dark quite fast.

    Calm Before The Sand Storm!

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    Andrew and I Caught in Darkness!

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    Wow! #1 looks like a scene from a Spielberg movie!

    Get home safe!
     
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    Whoa!! The sight of that wall of sand coming at you is scary. Especially with those dark clouds right behind. I guess all those vehicles got a free 'sandblasting'.

    Thanks for sharing the pics, and hope you're home safely, soon.
     
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    My first reaction was "holy crap!" That is just unbelievable.

    As stated above, get home safe and thank you for everything.
     
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    I've seen a number of these sandstorm shots... they're amazing. This is one of the cooler ones I've seen. Awesome colors in the sky above the sand. Very cool. Congrats on the trip home!
     
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    Simply awe inspiring.

    Home soon.
     
  7. Big Bully

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    Oh WOW!! I mean really, wow! Look at those colors! I have seen some dust storms, but nothing like that!
    Great shot!

    Come home safely and again thank you for all that you do!
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That first photo is seriously impressive!!!
     
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    That's CRAZY!
     
  10. The_Caper

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    Thank you all so much for your kind words.

    When I return home I plan to start re-posting again. I hope to post
    more pleasant subjects in a less hotile environment.

    Cheers to all of you.

    Paul.
     
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    Wow, #1 is very dramatic!

    get home safe..and Thank You for being there!!
     

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