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   Undertoad  Thursday Jun 17 05:27 PM

6/17/2004: Beautiful storm



Sometimes IotDs call out to be IotDs on the basis of beauty alone. A tremendous one via MSNBC.



Cyber Wolf  Thursday Jun 17 06:01 PM

I am a total weather buff and I find images like this one exceedingly spectacular.
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jaguar  Thursday Jun 17 06:03 PM

wow...that is...incredible.



Lady Sidhe  Thursday Jun 17 07:21 PM

Just....WOW.

I want one.


Sidhe



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jun 17 09:05 PM




Lady Sidhe  Thursday Jun 17 09:42 PM

It looks like it wants to be a tornado. But damn, what a beautiful tornado, huh?


Sidhe



Elspode  Thursday Jun 17 11:09 PM

If I saw anything that looked like that, I'd either be headed for the basement, or firing up the transmitter to contact the mothership.



Nothing But Net  Thursday Jun 17 11:14 PM

You have to be careful with lightning

We had more bad-ass thunderstorms move through Houston this morning. My dogs were terrified.

It let up around 9:00, so I went to work.

A couple of hours later, I see on the Houston Chonicle website that a woman was killed by lightning, less than a mile from my house.

Story here

There but for the grace of whatever I believe in...



Cochese  Thursday Jun 17 11:40 PM

I think I can honestly say that that is the best IOTD that I've ever seen here. Absolutely fabulous.



Cochese  Thursday Jun 17 11:42 PM

Also, how cool a desktop background would that be.



lumberjim  Friday Jun 18 12:13 AM

it looks almost too perfect. how reliable is msnbc as a source? could it have been enhanced? the clouds in the foreground seem a little too smooth.



nioupy  Friday Jun 18 04:34 AM

wow ! it's so beautiful... i'd be really afraid if i was close to such a thing... but i don't know if wouldn't move because of fear or because of the beauty...



Geodog  Friday Jun 18 04:42 AM

beautiful, although I have some of the same doubts about authenticity as lumberjim.



jaguar  Friday Jun 18 05:50 AM

You'd need a very high rez version to be able to tell, that would be naturally fairly smooth and JPEG artifacting makes it impossible to even hazard a guess now.



Griff  Friday Jun 18 07:13 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Lady Sidhe
Just....WOW.

I want one.


Sidhe
Ha ha! Nice pic.


Catwoman  Friday Jun 18 10:34 AM

It's hard to say if its doctored or not, although when put through the photoshop mill the structure does look a little too clean (see the very precise swishes) (swishes is not the technical term):



Catwoman  Friday Jun 18 10:37 AM

bloody file type rule


edited again. oh forget it, I can't upload the image. Sulk.



dasviper  Friday Jun 18 03:05 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Catwoman
It's hard to say if its doctored or not, although when put through the photoshop mill the structure does look a little too clean (see the very precise swishes) (swishes is not the technical term):
The photographer was probably using a very long exposure time, maybe half a minute or something, in order to catch the lightning. The clouds nearest the camera were probably moving quickly, because of the high winds associated with a thunderstorm, and so their appearance would be a little smoother than we expect.


glatt  Friday Jun 18 04:30 PM

What a reasonable thing to say. I think you are right.

I've seen time lapse pictures of a rocky coastline with waves crashing on it. It looks dead calm, if not a little blurry.



mmmBoy  Friday Jun 18 06:18 PM

This is truely amazing, thanks for posting this!

The photographer's name is Jim Reed, and according to his site, he specializes in "severe and unusual weather" photography (his work was the basis for some of the effects in "The Day After Tomorrow").

As for this being doctored, no way. Check out the rest of his stuff on his site , or do a search for "jim reed" on corbis.com.

He's obviously spent his career in the middle of some cool-a** storms.



ladysycamore  Friday Jun 18 09:20 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by mmmBoy
This is truely amazing, thanks for posting this!

The photographer's name is Jim Reed, and according to his site, he specializes in "severe and unusual weather" photography (his work was the basis for some of the effects in "The Day After Tomorrow").

As for this being doctored, no way. Check out the rest of his stuff on his site , or do a search for "jim reed" on corbis.com.

He's obviously spent his career in the middle of some cool-a** storms.
Here is his portfolio:
http://www.jimreedphoto.com/jrpportfoliomain.htm

My oh my...what splendid photographs!!

Although, I would venture a guess that he used certain color filters during processing to enhance things, like sky color, etc.


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