8/20/09

Skywatch - Big ol' storm!


'Backside of possibly tornadic storm'

This was taken at sunset last night, 1/2 a mile up the road from home. We were under a tornado watch, and this was the backside of a huge storm heading East to scare others! A spectacular sight but impossible to capture the full scale, even with my 10-22mm wide angle lense. We could also clearly observe the rotation within the storm, in addition to some wicked lightening.

I submitted this to our KOCO channel 5 TV station and apparently it was featured during their morning news show, I'm hoping it may appear tonight so I get to see it. UPDATE: Yay it was on again!

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To see more wonderful skies from around the world or to join in, go to the Skywatch site.

37 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

we have taken very similar photos...that's so strange!!!

Gill in Canada

By the way the photo is stunning!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Congratulations for being featured on TV. How cool! And it is a great photo.

Erin said...

hey sarah...awesome capture of the storm cloud formation.
have a fab weekend.

Eric said...

Absolutly Stunning sky here, great colors, well done!!

Have a nice SWF

Photo Cache said...

whoa, that's magnificent. they would be crazy not to feature this wonderful image. hats off.

JOE TODD said...

A really different and beautiful sky. Always have that camera handy

Sherri said...

What a stunning picture! It looks like the 2 clouds are colliding!

Lynn said...

That is awesome. I'm loving this weather. We never get this much rain in August.

Barb said...

WOW! Sarah - you must have been frightened. This sky looks beautiful but also ominous.

Rob Ripma said...

Looks like quite a storm. Great shot!

Cindy said...

I used to live in the Texas Panhandle. I loved and feared those skies.

Sylvia K said...

That is fantastic! What a sky, colors and you shot catches it all!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Sunny said...

What an awesome picture. Just the thought of a tornado sends shivers down my spine. I've been in a few hurricanes but tornados really scare me!
Keep safe.
Sunny :)

Gaelyn said...

OMG! Wow & Wow! This is most amazing. I can feel the power building and energy from that potential storm somewhere. Excellent capture. Think about creating your own panoramas to get even more vast space covered.

♥ Kathy♥ said...

Sarah great shot. Glad we didn't get the bad storms here. I think we just got thunderstorms. I bet you'll be glad we tornado weather is over. =)

LV said...

What a beautiful picture of the weather coming in. It too looks rather frightening.

J Bar said...

Awesome shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Nancy said...

Wow! That is some cloud. Glad it wasn't a tornado!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

SPECTACULAR! Great shot Sarah!!

TCKK said...

Oh man! What awesome clouds!

Katrina Chambers said...

Fantastic photo Sarah!

Tammie Lee said...

So cool that your wonderful photo was honored on the news! It is quite the amazing sky!
spirithelpers

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Amazing capture. You'd never see anything like that back here in the UK! Stunning colours and light too.
Janice.

Rob Inukshuk said...

A truly awesome (in the real sense) photograph that conveys the magnitude and power of the weather systems that visit your part of the world.

As seen on TV, love it.

SandyCarlson said...

Good for you. That photo deserves a wide audience. Hope all is well and safe out there.

karen said...

wow, this is the most amazing photo!!! Quite a terrifying sight, and well done for having your photo featured on TV, too!

Arija said...

WOW! This is an absolutely fabulous shot!!!

Pat said...

That is a scary looking cloud, fearfully beautiful!

Daryl said...

WHOA! Now that's a cinematic sky or as Husband says 'Spielberg sky'

pammo said...

Gorge.Ous. Love love this photo as you know! I might have seen it on Rick Mitchell if we watched the news, but I'm much happier now that I've quit watching TV news. ESpecially local tv news. Mybad. Anyway, yay for skinned knees and tornadoes that do not actually develop! I call that a "Ghostbusters" sky based on that scene toward the end of Ghostbusters where the whole sky is boiling and green and rotating.

Karen (KayKay) said...

Amazing photo! I live in Arkansas and used to think that we had bad storms. Then we lived in OK for a couple of years and I realized that I "didn't know nuthin'" about storms.

john said...

Awesome display of nature's power and beauty.

Jo, a retired teacher said...

Amazing picture. I'm glad it didn't turn out to be as destructive as it could have been.

Light and Voices said...

225 days of rain...oh my goodness. That is a lot of rain.
jfm

Vickie said...

Scary gorgeous. We get weird storms here that roll in over the mountains. I need to get some pics of those.

Kay said...

That is so gorgeous but so SCARY looking.

Starnitesky said...

That's great being featured on the TV but it is an excellent photo.