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Trevor, are you still actively storm chasing? You are certainly close to the active tornadoes that occur each year. Still, that takes a great deal of time commitment. I lived in Denver for 8 years on and off and have been to Boulder many times. Also lived in Pueblo for over two years. Kansas was always a long highway with nothing to see for many miles to me. I-70.

Yep! All of my prior chasing has been done with Virginia as home base - but I moved out to Boulder this summer to take a job in severe weather research. Will be in the field working every year as long as I work here.

...since this is a photo thread, here's a rare catch from North Carolina this year, on 24 February! Storm was moving due north at 55-60 knots, so we couldn't stay long.

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I dug out my 35mm Minolta XG7 which I purchased in 1979. A 135mm, 28mm, flash and motor drive. That camera went to many a place.
Also, when we were in Virginia we also went to the Natural Bridge State Park. Here is a pic from there.







 

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Wow, Bruce. You can tell that thing's been around the block a few times. I had a similar if not identical telephoto lens. Don't have mine any longer though. I sure took a lot of photos with that thing. I used to send off about 200 exposures a month to some place that would give me double copies for 10 cents an exposure. I had some really nice photos of Yellowstone and other wild places.
 

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hehehe yeah I thought I'd better be careful about copyright.:crackup:
Actually I should convert it to black and white and see how it goes.
Cheers.

Wow I can't imagine so many, must be a sight to see.
Amazing creatures though aren't they?
Nice one mate.

:yh:

B&W would create some interesting ulterior perspectives! Your photography skills continue to impress RB and I can't
wait to get out there more often and build a better understanding of what it takes to be a good photographer :beer:

Yep! All of my prior chasing has been done with Virginia as home base - but I moved out to Boulder this summer to take a job in severe weather research. Will be in the field working every year as long as I work here.

...since this is a photo thread, here's a rare catch from North Carolina this year, on 24 February! Storm was moving due north at 55-60 knots, so we couldn't stay long. Trevor

Severe weather researcher! Such an awesome career Trevor :D And holy shit 60 knots that's definitely at the severe end of severe weather storms :pop:
I dug out my 35mm Minolta XG7 which I purchased in 1979. A 135mm, 28mm, flash and motor drive. That camera went to many a place.
Also, when we were in Virginia we also went to the Natural Bridge State Park. Here is a pic from there.

It's great getting out older technology that we cherish and used to use a lot. Every time I find my Gameboy
color in some obscure place I get all giddy and remember all the good times that were had :D

Post to your hearts content Bruce! I've always loved your amazing artistic perspective
on photographing lasers and its awesome viewing your other forms of photography :beer:
 
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I did! Fantastic shots Lazerman, I especially liked the 'Natural bridge' and the 'Old rag mountain' photos!
I saw a similar natural phenomenon in Tasmania called the Tasman Arch. Unfortunately this is not my own photograph.

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Keep 'em coming Lazerman :beer:

Thanks Old rag is one of my favorite locations in Virginia
Also that Odd rock pictured in my album is from Old Rag Mountain as well, Its in the rock scramble on the way up.

yea Australia and Tasmania are places on my bucket list for sure.

Also, when we were in Virginia we also went to the Natural Bridge State Park. Here is a pic from there.

Nice that Natural bridge image of mine is actually a mosaic Of 6 images IIRC to give extra resolution.


Heres One just for y'all I took this Saturday night Its pritty light polluted but its only a few miles outside of town https://www.flickr.com/photos/61987710@N05/29938174024/in/dateposted-public/
 

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How about "Something with a twist", backyard Passionfruit Vine.

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That's definitely different, Andrew. Almost surreal. Will be going to Seattle in about 12 hours for surgery and will see you again in about four days.
Thanks Paul.
I'll be thinking of you buddy, wishing you a speedy recovery.

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How about "Something with a twist", backyard Passionfruit Vine.

Awesome work RB! I really have to step up my game, haven't taken any new photos lately. Tied up with end of year exams at the moment :cryyy:

That's definitely different, Andrew. Almost surreal. Will be going to Seattle in about 12 hours for surgery and will see you again in about four days.

Good luck with your surgery Paul :beer:
 

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You're really gonna like this one Will.

Just beautiful Andrew:drool: You're right of course, I absolutely love it :D
I've just figured out how to adjust shutter speed on my phone, so I'll try getting some 30s long exposure shots
at night and see how they turn out :p Next in store is to get myself a tripod so I can actually take long exposures.
It's probably a hopeless venture, expecting to capture decent astrophotography on a phone but I'll give it a shot anyway ;)

I tried to rep ya, but the system won't yada yada.

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Keep them coming RB :beer:
 
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Well it's nearing the end of my first year of uni and that means I'll be saying goodbye to the old town known as Dookie.
These photos of the small country Victorian area aren't particularly good (even in broad daylight there is digital noise...)
But I wanted to at least have a few shots of the surrounding areas before the year ends!

This pic is taken on top of a hill known as Mt Major, you may be able to make out the red roof tops of Dookie College where I have resided this past year.

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A couple of silos

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Sitting atop the silos ;)

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Well it's nearing the end of my first year of uni and that means I'll be saying goodbye to the old town known as Dookie.
These photos of the small country Victorian area aren't particularly good (even in broad daylight there is digital noise...)
But I wanted to at least have a few shots of the surrounding areas before the year ends!

Will, what a beautiful area that is.
I never get sick of that lovely Aussie countryside.
Must be so nice there, especially at night.
And what about that stunning sunset !
I love watching to colours just develop as the sun goes down.

I remember about 17yrs ago(?) we had a bushfire in the area but that afternoon we were due to get a partial solar eclipse low in the west.
Back then I only had a simple 'point and shoot' camera so I climbed up the side of our silos and with one hand I held on for dear life while the other took the shot.
It was an 'ok' shot considering the limitations and with the smoke and haze in the air it actually helped to filter out some of the bright rays of the sun so I could make out the eclipse, sort of like a natural filter I suppose.
I may even be able to dig that photo up, I'll have a look.

Anyway soon after that I got interested in astronomy again and here I am now.

Cheers for sharing mate.
 

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You're really gonna like this one Will.
The Milky Way from my back yard.

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Ugh. I can never seem to be able to see the milky way even in rural areas on clear nights. It never looks like that. Just stars in the sky.:scowl::yabbmad:

Will, that image of the open plain is fantastically amazing, sparks a desire for adventure.
 
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Will, what a beautiful area that is.
I never get sick of that lovely Aussie countryside.
Must be so nice there, especially at night.
And what about that stunning sunset !
I love watching to colours just develop as the sun goes down.

I remember about 17yrs ago(?) we had a bushfire in the area but that afternoon we were due to get a partial solar eclipse low in the west.
Back then I only had a simple 'point and shoot' camera so I climbed up the side of our silos and with one hand I held on for dear life while the other took the shot.
It was an 'ok' shot considering the limitations and with the smoke and haze in the air it actually helped to filter out some of the bright rays of the sun so I could make out the eclipse, sort of like a natural filter I suppose.
I may even be able to dig that photo up, I'll have a look.

Anyway soon after that I got interested in astronomy again and here I am now.

Cheers for sharing mate.

Thanks Andrew! I'll for sure miss Dookie, had a lot of great nights at the local pub (perhaps too often :shhh:) and the countryside really is beautiful. Solar eclipses are
quite surreal! Sounds like it would have been an awesome sight with the smoke in the atmosphere. If you do end up finding that photo please do share it RB :beer:

Ugh. I can never seem to be able to see the milky way even in rural areas on clear nights. It never looks like that. Just stars in the sky.:scowl::yabbmad:

Will, that image of the open plain is fantastically amazing, sparks a desire for adventure.

Thanks for the compliments Crazlaser :beer:

I think even in the most ideal conditions with zero light pollution the night sky will never look like that to the naked eye.
With dark adapted vision our eyes simply cannot pick up color like the image shows, our eyes just aren't sensitive enough.
 
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