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Winso

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  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    Seems like ages since I've had a chance to photograph some decent daytime weather so I was well pleased when this storm came along yesterday. Funny thing is I nearly didn't bother going after it at all. Couldn't face the rush hour traffic to get to my viewing spot and didn't know at the time how spectacular it would be! Glad I decided to bite the bullet and go have a look.

    The cell didnt produce that much lightning, probably about 1-2 strikes per min max but the structure was amazing, specially with it lit up brownish yellow by the low sun behind it. Been a while since I've got a gust front and a rainbow in one shot too! Rainfall was pretty heavy accoring to radar but I managed to stay out of the worst of it as the core drifted just North of Norwich.

    Apart from a bit of tweaking to bring out more dynamic range (seriously difficult shooting conditions hence some big old 'blown out' parts in some photos) the scenes are pretty much how they were to the eye. Really spectacular sight!

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Summer, Snowy winter and thunderstorms all year round!
  • Location: Sunderland

    wow! remarkable pics...clever use of contrast has made that cell look like it belongs in the american great plains!!

    What camera set up did you use?

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

    Very good, dramatic and colorful, don't show them too many people or you will get asked "Do you do weddings?" :)

    Look forward to seeing more of your work Winso.

    Russ

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  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    Thanks for the comments guys. Camera used was a Canon EOS 400D with Sigma 10 - 20mm lense. Basic RAW editing was done with Canon software and final shots were finished in Photoshop. Apart from bringing out extra foreground detail with a brighter partially masked layer, enhancements were pretty minimal. Just an awsome sky!

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    Awesome stuff there! Great storm pics, the light coming through the thick rainshafts is incredible. :)

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