Oklahoma Storm Front Lowering

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© Matt Granz
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Photo Info
UploadedMarch 22, 2012
TakenMay 30, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/80 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length12 mm
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Q: what happened to the themes and the challenges?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Q: Why did the Arcus cloud cross the road? A: To get to the chicken! (storm chaser humor… ar!!!)

This is the moment that the storm front (squall line) caught up with me. It was traveling at well over 50 mph and as I came up to this road and pulled over to snap a few more, complete pandemonium was breaking out on the roadway (pictured here). I saw several storm chasers skidding their cars across the median… one almost spun out… all in order to reposition themselves. Truly, the most dangerous aspect of storm chasing is dealing with the distracted chasers as they drive their vehicles… not the clouds themselves

16 responses

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Another great one! Whatever made you take up storm chasing? Just curious.

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz said (22 Mar 2012):

    Well, I won't go into that whole "when I was a child…" thing that all storm chasers do, but will tell you that weather really took hold of me when I lived in Oklahoma for two years back in the 80's. When I got my first digital camera I started trying to talk my wife into letting me chase. Two years ago she finally said yes after ten solid years of begging.

  • Arthur Chauvin

    Arthur Chauvin (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    I like the dramatic subject matter, the contrast, color and clarity.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Amazing shot!! The light is incredible!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Mean shot... super.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    dramatic lighting, colours, contrast, dof, and geometry are spectacular

  • Dale Martin

    Dale Martin said (24 Mar 2012):

    I really love this pic. If you close your eyes you can smell the air!

  • Tara Lynn

    Tara Lynn said (24 Mar 2012):

    Phenomenal shot!!

  • Tim Peters

    Tim Peters   said (24 Mar 2012):

    A really great photo!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (25 Mar 2012):


  • Thomas Beckmann

    Thomas Beckmann gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    It's really a nice shot. It's very odd for us living in Sweden.

  • Jonathan Slater

    Jonathan Slater said (30 Mar 2012):

    This is what I miss about Oklahoma. Great Job!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Sabrina Biddinger

    Sabrina Biddinger gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    That's wicked looking

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (5 May 2012):

    Amazing shot! voted

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    Excellent image!

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