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Crazy weather

Written By: Gary on July 3, 2011 5 Comments

I was cooking dinner and I knew the storm was coming but I thought I’d have time to finish grilling. I didn’t, it started raining and it was like buckets being dumped down. I got SO drenched in the few seconds that I opened the sliding door. The kitchen floor and nearby counter was a mess with all the water that came in the little bit of time I that it was open. There was hail all over the deck, a lot of it larger than the diameter of a quarter(?) I should have gotten some photos of it, but I was drenched and was trying to take care of dinner and the grill and the mess…

Afterwards the clouds just kept billowing around like something out of a sci-fi movie. I shot video but it just didn’t come out well, so I animated these stills; sorry they’re so jumpy but I didn’t know I’d be animating them.

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Then the lightning and thunder came over and over. I shot about 200 pictures (just holding the camera on repeat and changing some settings here and there) and only a few came out.

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I should have gone and got my other camera (and a tripod), I’ve got more settings on that one. But the rain kept coming and going so I wasn’t sure it I could really use it properly. Maybe next time.

And the local fireworks got canceled…

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5 Responses to “Crazy weather”

  1. Dave2 says on: 3 July 2011 at 12:49 am

    Very cool. I’ve shot hundreds of photos during lightning storms and have never gotten anything this good!

  2. Kevin J. Galbraith says on: 3 July 2011 at 9:49 am

    Mammatus clouds.. Cool!

  3. Gary LaPointe says on: 3 July 2011 at 11:16 am

    Thanks you guys!

  4. Kevin J. Galbraith says on: 3 July 2011 at 12:25 pm
  5. Naida Ann Hayward says on: 6 July 2011 at 1:58 pm

    really cool – who needs fireworks?

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