A backlit Nebraska storm

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© Mike Olbinski
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Of all the things I saw during my trip to Nebraska to chase around some storms, this scene was one of the best. I don’t even know if the HDR processing can convey what it looked like in person, but it was breathtaking. The sun back-lighting the falling rain, the scud clouds moving quickly along the surface…the dirt road running into the distance…the grass was blowing, the clouds churning…it was a sight to behold.

Myself and another stormchaser were just standing here, talking, looking in awe and snapping photos. A good guy too, from the town of Ogalalla where I shot the feed mill photo posted yesterday. Love the people in Nebraska, just good, kind folk.

26 responses

  • Phil Sykes

    Phil Sykes gave props (15 Jun 2010):

    Its just perfect.

  • Megan Green

    Megan Green gave props (15 Jun 2010):

    I don't see much of that here in densely populated NYC - it is breathtaking.

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (15 Jun 2010):


  • Mufeed Okal

    Mufeed Okal said (15 Jun 2010):


  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski said (15 Jun 2010):

    Thank you all so much!

  • Trista Marie

    Trista Marie (Deleted) gave props (15 Jun 2010):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (15 Jun 2010):

    You're as good a writer as you are a photographer! Another incredible image; your narrative makes me feel like I'm right there. (I turned my fan on for the full effect!) ☺

  • Angel Warda

    Angel Warda said (15 Jun 2010):

    u already know i love it :)) xx

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (15 Jun 2010):

    OMG....an amazing sight and so powerful...how lucky you were to witness and capture it, and so beautifully too!

  • Airtight

    Airtight gave props (15 Jun 2010):

    VERY cool! I love it!

  • Becca Bornstein

    Becca Bornstein (Deleted) gave props (15 Jun 2010):

    This is an excellent storm photo!

  • Ron Wallach

    Ron Wallach (Deleted) said (15 Jun 2010):

    Reminds me of the storms in Kansas. Lived there for 28 years and loved the storms.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 Jun 2010):

    this is awesome! i love the colors.

  • Thomas Beckmann

    Thomas Beckmann gave props (16 Jun 2010):

    This one is an absolute killer :) Weyyyy.

  • Jim Ford

    Jim Ford (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2010):

    my lord....I think I would turn around....great shot!

  • Kris C

    Kris C gave props (16 Jun 2010):

    Absolutely Lovely!!!

  • Efren Lozano

    Efren Lozano said (16 Jun 2010):

    wow, this is marvelous!!!

  • Marq

    Marq (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2010):


  • Michael Sturgeon

    Michael Sturgeon gave props (16 Jun 2010):

    Stunning photo ...

  • Corey Blair

    Corey Blair said (16 Jun 2010):

    This has such good exposure and capture! this is something I hope to accomplish soon!

  • Matthew Nolan

    Matthew Nolan gave props (17 Jun 2010):

    Sensational photo Mike

  • John Keating

    John Keating gave props (20 Jun 2010):

    Amazing shot!

  • Allan Meek

    Allan Meek (Deleted) gave props (24 Jun 2010):

    Stunning - work to be proud of.

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (3 Jul 2010):

    The top part is beautiful, the bottom part is beautiful, combining both together in one image is awsome!

  • prof1120

    prof1120 (Deleted) gave props (28 Sep 2010):

    I somehow missed this shot. Fabulous, Mike.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (20 May 2011):

    Moody, spectacular, love it!

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