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Storm Chasing by gwrhino Storm Chasing by gwrhino
....I know how its SUPPOSED to work. You track the storm on the internet, and at the right time, get in the truck and take off. Sometimes, however, you get more than you bargained for and the storm chases you.

And of course, as a photographer, hoping for an image, I was like "bring it on; you call that thunder? is that all you got? I can't HEAR you!" We all know how dangerous this particular game is. Tempt fate and she will slap you down.

Ten minutes later, I was studying my own shadow on the ground from the lightning bolt that struck god knows what less than 100 yards behind me. I didn't look back to check and see what was burning.

And I've always been dissappointed in that, after laughing at death, all I got was this image (and a t-shirt from my wife that said "Photographers Hauling Equipment Run Like Little Girls")
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caybeach Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This beautiful piece has been featured here: [link] :heart:
webworm Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Looks like a giant mushroom!!
Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
It never ceases to amaze me how you master subtlety in your photographs. In real life you are about as subtle as a drunk bull in a china shop. How the two extremes find refuge in the same brain is beyond me!
Indian-Tribe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
This kind of photography is a hard and dangerous game! :D
Indian-Tribe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Beautiful picture by the way! :)
AZVaquero Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Excellent image! Eh, sounds like your wife wasn't very sympathetic to your plight.... I've always noticed that after a particularly close lightning strike, I'm always ducking and looking to get down REAL low to the ground!! If you have ever been on horse back when this happens, you know just how chaotic the next few seconds can become!!! At that moment my horse had two movements.... a bowel movement, and a physical movement....... he S*it and run!!.
gwrhino Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Vaquero, yeah, she was sympathetic. If by that you mean laughing so hard she couldn't get her camera out to film it so she could put it on youtube....

and dude, never thought about being on a horse during all that. sounds like good way to get hurt...
AZVaquero Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Well, it could have been worse, I could have walked back to the house instead of being able to ride..... Even tho, the sweat on my shirt wasn't all rain, some of it was sweat when all was said and done! Take care out there amigo. Vaya con Dios.
foxash13 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I like the photo but love the story that goes with it. Glad you weren't hurt in the process.
justeline Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
What, you mean you didn't stay to take a capture of your shadow? *trying to look disappointed*
Count me in for a t-shirt too, I know exactly where to give it!
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