Sever Storm Photography

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Morris0
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Re: Sever Storm Photography

Many may not appreciate the first.  All will the second.  Excellent work.

Morris

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Morris0
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Re: Sever Storm Photography

colordoppler wrote:

These are marvelous!

Morris

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Morris0
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Re: One of mine

fotomotovfr wrote:

Never get to share this so hope you don't mind if I tack it on here. This cell was rotating slowly but never touched down while I was there. Buckets of rain and high winds came within seconds of this shot.

Now that is scary!

Morris

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jrk
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Holy crap!  First time out with a Fuji camera and you get pictures like these!  Do I feel totally inadequate...

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OP colordoppler Regular Member • Posts: 112
Re: One of mine

Awesome!

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OP colordoppler Regular Member • Posts: 112
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Thank you

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graytrekker
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Re: One of mine

wow!

is that a school?

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fotomotovfr Regular Member • Posts: 462
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graytrekker wrote:

wow!

is that a school?

Yes but it was a Sunday so no one there luckily.

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Anthony Alongi Regular Member • Posts: 383
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Superb!  I would say that "severe" might not quite be strong enough to describe the tornado pic, however.

Bravo!!

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graytrekker
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THAT could have been scary - thx

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Meetmer
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colordoppler wrote:

Thank you

Let me say that if the purpose of a photo is to evoke an emotional response from the person looking at it, then what I felt when looking at that tornado was "Holy Crap!"

Great Job, truly.

Doug

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jcharding Senior Member • Posts: 2,467
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Getting there is part of the photographer's job.  One we tend to overlook, particularly in these forums.

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graytrekker
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From what I have seen on the news - there is a lot more of that coming the next couple of days!!

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lewiedude2
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graytrekker wrote:

Awesome shots

Why us there a white glow around the tree on the right in the second photo. Is this some artifact of processing or was it really like that?

Nice compositions to the OP. But, I am wondering what post processing your performed on the tornado image. The one with the glow around the tee. I see lots of water color effect and some trance artifacts next to the telephone pole. Love the image, just want to see what was done. And I am not trying to take anything away from that particular shot

Keep up the great work and happy storm hunting!

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OP colordoppler Regular Member • Posts: 112
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Not as photogenic but multi vortex wedge near Magnum, Oklahoma about 3 hours ago.  The two vortices you see are sub vortices everything you see in the background is the tornado.  It was epic.

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Bob Tullis
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Good photos of natural drama, it doesn't get better than that!

Kudos!

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Wezre Regular Member • Posts: 134
Re: Sever Storm Photography

colordoppler wrote:

First time with a Fuji on my annual pilgrimage to the Great Plains.

Shelf cloud near Woodward, Oklahoma Fuji XT-3 XF 18-55

Fuji XT-3 XF 55-200

I really like the composition on both of these, but I think that there's room for improvement both when you took the photos and in the processing.  The focus seems to be off on the first one (it looks like the focus distance may have been at too close of a distance setting, even closer than the tire tracks in the foreground).  In the second one it seems like you were a bit heavy-handed with something you did in post that's resulting in some halos and watercolor effect.  Are these from RAW or JPEGs? Can you share some details on what you did to process them?  The only other thing I can think of that would cause some of this is if the lens stabilization was malfunctioning.

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graytrekker
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Re: Sever Storm Photography

YIKES!!

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OP colordoppler Regular Member • Posts: 112
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Thanks for your input.  That is not a halo though, that is the demarcation between clear air and a rain curtain.

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Wezre Regular Member • Posts: 134
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colordoppler wrote:

Thanks for your input. That is not a halo though, that is the demarcation between clear air and a rain curtain.

I didn't mean the bright area of sky, I meant that there are some artifacts along the edges of objects (such as leaves and tree branches, the traffic sign, the legs of the people standing in the road, etc).  I truly would like to know what you did for post processing so that we can help you improve your images, since I think the compositions are quite good.

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