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02/22/2005 09:14:06 PM · #1
We get our share of summer storms here in Australia but this storm formation and particular these clouds were amazing . I haven't seen anything like it for some time. The wind gusted and the clouds were swirling so fast, it was amazing and I had to grab the camera. I took these out front and back of my house. Good timing as this formation was gone in 5 minutes as the storm set in !
These are straight from the camera no photoshop yet, any suggestions maybe to improve them, or best left as is :-)

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02/22/2005 09:15:26 PM · #2
wow they are pretty cool pictures of the clouds. Probably a nice modest dose of sharpening could help and maybe adjust curves a bit.
02/22/2005 09:16:39 PM · #3
Looks like the result of the special effects wizards in Hollywood try to emulate.
Amazing!
02/22/2005 09:23:51 PM · #4
Interesting formations, and an odd greenish tinge in the first one.

Were there any hail or tornadoes reported as part of this storm?

-Terry
02/22/2005 09:37:19 PM · #5
Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

Interesting formations, and an odd greenish tinge in the first one.

Were there any hail or tornadoes reported as part of this storm?

-Terry


we don't get tornadoes here.....I'd love to see one I'm so fascinated by them. Awesome power ! We did get small hail stones briefly but nothing compared to what I expected just by looking at it !
02/22/2005 09:40:55 PM · #6
Originally posted by megryan:

we don't get tornadoes here.....I'd love to see one I'm so fascinated by them. Awesome power ! We did get small hail stones briefly but nothing compared to what I expected just by looking at it !


The first hit in quick Google search mentions a possible 2 tornadoes in the Sydney suburbs on 02 February.

-Terry

Message edited by author 2005-02-22 21:41:17.
02/22/2005 09:45:17 PM · #7
Those are some scary looking clouds Lisa. You should have dressed up like an angel and taken some shots. :)


02/22/2005 09:50:12 PM · #8
Originally posted by micknewton:

Those are some scary looking clouds Lisa. You should have dressed up like an angel and taken some shots. :)

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02/22/2005 09:51:27 PM · #9
Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

[quote=megryan]we don't get tornadoes here.....I'd love to see one I'm so fascinated by them. Awesome power ! We did get small hail stones briefly but nothing compared to what I expected just by looking at it !


The first hit in quick Google search mentions a possible 2 tornadoes in the Sydney suburbs on 02 February.

That is interesting Terry that they mention tornadoes... Australia is simply not renowned for them and I have never known one yet or seen one on the news. Anything is possible though. I said to my husband that a funnel look liked it may form that's how bad it looked. We are an hour south of Sydney and never seem to get the storms as bad as they do. A lot of bad damage is caused from these storms in Sydney that seem to pass us !

02/22/2005 09:52:10 PM · #10
Originally posted by megryan:

We get our share of summer storms here in Australia but this storm formation and particular these clouds were amazing . I haven't seen anything like it for some time. The wind gusted and the clouds were swirling so fast, it was amazing and I had to grab the camera. I took these out front and back of my house. Good timing as this formation was gone in 5 minutes as the storm set in !
These are straight from the camera no photoshop yet, any suggestions maybe to improve them, or best left as is :-)

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is that now? Should I look out for this in a couple of hours?
02/22/2005 09:53:04 PM · #11
Originally posted by micknewton:

Those are some scary looking clouds Lisa. You should have dressed up like an angel and taken some shots. :)


I could've got hit by lightning .........didn't think of that at the time. I guess us photographers would do anything for a perfect shot !
02/22/2005 09:53:54 PM · #12
the only tornado i have seen here is a little one off Manly Beach. It was on water though not on land
02/22/2005 09:57:23 PM · #13
Originally posted by lentil:

the only tornado i have seen here is a little one off Manly Beach. It was on water though not on land


This was a few days back Lisa and the ones out to sea are called water spouts which look similar to a small tornado.
02/22/2005 10:00:46 PM · #14
we have also had some nasty storms. Saturday and Sunday. Also some last week. I knew the tornados on water were called water spouts i was just seein if you did :op (i didnt really) LOL
02/22/2005 10:06:23 PM · #15
I love those. Wish I had cool clouds like that around.
02/22/2005 10:14:09 PM · #16
Im originally from Oklahoma, USA..where we get lots of tornadoes...and looking at those clouds makes me miss home! awesomely beautiful shots!
-SiSi
02/22/2005 10:32:39 PM · #17
Currently live in OKC and storm season will be here shortly. If we get some good ones I'll post them. I hope to do some storm chasing this year. I moved hear March 2003 and we had tornadoes on the 8 and 9 of May. Luckily I was in a bar and got in the cooler with all the other patrons. Couldn't get home for 6 hours due to the damage and police blockades.
02/22/2005 10:33:19 PM · #18
And if I saw those clouds here I would be looking very close. Nice pics.
02/22/2005 11:54:27 PM · #19
love those clouds...
02/23/2005 12:10:33 AM · #20
Hey I I have some dramatic shot of some storm clouds I'd to share as well. Never mind the image quality. I had to shoot fast and run for cover. This front came in a hurry..However, it was alwsome to see in person.
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02/23/2005 03:25:50 AM · #21
those are pretty damn cool. Looks like a wave rolling in. What became of that storm? Love watching stormclouds. Grew up on the eastern plains of CO and weather was kind of a hobby. Spring coming...woohoo...storm chasing time.
Few of mine.
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02/23/2005 07:08:35 AM · #22
Originally posted by megryan:

That is interesting Terry that they mention tornadoes... Australia is simply not renowned for them and I have never known one yet or seen one on the news. Anything is possible though. I said to my husband that a funnel look liked it may form that's how bad it looked. We are an hour south of Sydney and never seem to get the storms as bad as they do. A lot of bad damage is caused from these storms in Sydney that seem to pass us !


Haha...in Australia we get Willy Willy's not tornadoes!
02/23/2005 02:35:42 PM · #23
Wow. megryan, dustin03 and dacrazyrn - you all have some stunning images here!
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