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© James Langford
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

This is a low precipitation super cellular thunderstorm that I captured on May 1st of 2008. I shot this just north east of Oklahoma City. At this time, the storm was dropping very large hail underneath it. It was wrapped up very tightly, but did not go on to produce a tornado. The storm dissipated shortly after sunset.

Technical Details:

Shot with Canon 30D and Canon 20mm lens.

6 frame pano stitched using Panorama Factory.

Each pano frame bracketted -1/0/+1 to gain greater highlight and shadow details.

3 seperate panos combined in Photomatix to create an HDR image, and then a resulting tone mapped jpg image created from that.

33 responses

  • Victor Ursabia

    Victor Ursabia said (16 Oct 2008):

    wow great capture!

  • Yvonne Roberts

    Yvonne Roberts (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Gorgeous shot! Stunning color.

  • Denise Foley

    Denise Foley gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Very powerful!

  • Sung Roh

    Sung Roh gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    This is absolutely stunning, love the colors and how the clouds were forming, very breathtaking!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    very dramatic capture! wonderfully composed

  • James Langford

    James Langford said (16 Oct 2008):

    Thank you all for your comments.

  • Melody Golden

    Melody Golden (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2008):


  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    WOW..wonderful, but scarry capture!

  • Ray Kenn

    Ray Kenn gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Excellent, you have my vote.

  • Matthew Carman

    Matthew Carman said (17 Oct 2008):

    This photo does not look real to me. Sorry but its just my opinnun.

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Woah my hubby is going to love this!! Excellent

  • James Langford

    James Langford said (17 Oct 2008):

    Thanks again for all of your comments. The image is real, and I have added technical details above. My workflow tends to create punchier, and more contrasty images, but that is the way I like them. :) If you have any questions, please let me know.

  • Chelsea Rising

    Chelsea Rising gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    Wow! Amazing! : ) Voted.

  • Sydney Sarachman

    Sydney Sarachman said (20 Oct 2008):

    love it. you have my vote

  • Brad Flora

    Brad Flora gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Nice timing.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    cool! yes from me.

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    You definitely get my vote!

  • William McDonald

    William McDonald gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    Perfect landscape shot!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful Capture !!! Well Done

  • Thomas Brauer

    Thomas Brauer said (3 Nov 2008):

    Excellent image, and superb use of HDR and tonemapping. Voted.

  • Theodora Anna

    Theodora Anna said (10 Nov 2008):

    it's awesome... got my vote! :)

  • Nicholas Freeman

    Nicholas Freeman (Deleted) said (11 Nov 2008):

    that is an amazing picture

  • Kong Wenjing

    Kong Wenjing gave props (13 Nov 2008):


  • Jim Cripps

    Jim Cripps gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    Great shot, and good job stitching it together!

  • Joyce D.Z.

    Joyce D.Z. gave props (21 Nov 2008):


  • profanArte

    profanArte (Deleted) said (26 Nov 2008):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    what a sight! great one,

  • Chris White

    Chris White gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic HDR!

  • Delores Harshaw

    Delores Harshaw (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic capture! voted!

  • Bentzion Elisha

    Bentzion Elisha gave props (16 Jan 2009):


  • Joseph Brunjes

    Joseph Brunjes (Deleted) said (28 Apr 2009):

    Gorgeous shot.

  • ZeuStef .

    ZeuStef . gave props (3 Nov 2009):

    Fantastic ! Thanks for technical details

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