My flickr contact Bernd Schaefers took this dramatic image of the coast of Portugal with a storm moving in.
Mike Olbinski and Kerry Muzzy (music) put together one of the best storm chasing videos I’ve ever seen. Great integration between stop motion and music, and beautiful tornado activity without showing a “real” funnel until the very end.
Watch it full screen if you can.
My flickr contact Helena posted this dramatic seascape taken at Trondheim, Norway with her Sony A7.
My flickr contact Stan Yoshinobu posted this dramatic image of a storm breaking over Clouds Rest, a rock formation near Half Dome in Yosemite Valley.
Appalachian Trail, between Sheffield and Great Barrington, Massachusetts. This storm had just passed (and soaked) us as we were hiking south on the AT toward Sheffield. The sun came out over us and we came to a viewpoint where we could look across the valley at (right to left, north to south) Mt. Everett, Mt. Race, and Bear Mountain in Connecticut. If we hung out a bit longer I’d have maybe caught some lightning but in fact, another cell came over us and we got soaked again. Had to put the cameras away and put rain cover on pack.
None of my weather apps (including Dark Sky) peeped at me, all of them said it was clear. So much for technology.
I was glad to get some nice images of this amazing storm as it traveled down the valley.
Note: here’s an image of the same ridge in good weather with labels on the various mountains from 2010 when I last did this section of the Appalachian Trail. Appalachian Trail, southern Massachusetts.
My flickr contact Tyler Sparks caught a lightning bolt hitting the tower of the World Trade Center. We’ve had some intense storms recently and this was caught yesterday.
Flickr member Greg Turner took this picture of the UK coast in storm with his Sony RX1r.
My apologies for lack of posts or attention to this web site. The storm that hit the east coast killed our power and we may be without power for as much as a week more. It sucks. But, we have a wood stove and we’re warm.
Many trees down at our place, a huge amount of cleanup to do over the next month or so. This was a freak storm for this time of year and it hit oak trees with leaves still on them, weighing them down and causing a lot of them to either lose limbs or fall over completely. We have a lot of this around our place. No damage to the house thank god but there’s a large limb on the roof that’s a bit too precarious for me to get and our good friends at Arbor Services of Connecticut will help us with that.
We have no network and so, this site sits unattended for a while. If you post a comment and it’s in moderation be patient, I’ll get to it as I can.
Not much we can do except roll with it. Thank god for Danbury Mall and the Apple store there.
More soon, hope you’re warm and safe wherever you are.
The path of Irene’s eye will take it pretty close to our house. Looks like Torrington, Connecticut will be where the eye hits. Mt. Greylock near Pittsfield, Massachusetts where we were the other day will get hammered this afternoon.
Town truck just went by with a snow plow on it, scraping up downed branches on the road of which there are plenty.
Great image of the beginning of a tornado by flickr member Elemental Project.