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One of my goals in going storm chasing last month was to get a shot I could call a romantic style storm portrait. I know that sounds strange… storms and mayhem being romantic, but what I mean is the beauty that resides in the shapes and the motion of these storms that roam the central states every spring.
After pouring through my many photos, I found that this image comes pretty close to meeting the requirements for my goal. I enjoy the bit of blue sky poking through the front of the cloud mass and the forward motion of the dark looming super cell structure. The lowering of the shelf cloud which creates an ominous end of the world feeling. The hail core on the backside that shows up as a cloudy white haze, and the wheat field awaiting the impending assault.
I hope to find more images like this one as I continue to look through all the files on my hard drive. This will keep my longing at bay till next storm season.
In the Diary of a Novice Storm Chaser photo essay.
Also by Matt Granz
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