Tuesday, June 17, 2014
This photo is from around 10 miles east of Burwell, Nebraska. I followed a dieing storm up north of Kearney and ended up at this secondary target -- which became a beautiful HP supercell. Beautiful and HP supercell are terms that rarely go together, so this storm made me very happy. I have time lapse of this storm, too -- which I am glad for, because as ominous as this photo seems, the sense of amazement for nature's power only grows when you realize that this entire storm is spinning like a top.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
4 years ago today, I was documenting Project Vortex 2, a massive science project to study tornadoes, near Deer Trail, Colorado. I had the fortune of getting to snap this shot of Tim Marshall, one of the best storm chasers I've met. Besides being one of the original "founding fathers" of storm chasers, he's an engineer who has done scores of damage surveys for the National Weather Service and helped to come up with the Enhanced Fujita scale for tornado strength.