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mitchdob
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« on: May 15, 2010, 12:50:47 AM »
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Attached are a few new images shot 2 weeks back (mid-west).
Any feedback is greatly appreciate. This forum has always been a great help to me.
Note - the 1st group of images from this Storm project are on my website:

http://www.mitchdobrowner.com

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Sincere thanks for the help/feedback. - Mitch
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 01:43:32 AM »
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Great clouds... thanks for sharing!

Mike.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 02:19:56 AM »
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Good stuff! I particularly like the fourth.

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 04:02:24 AM »
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Great skyscapes. Per square mile, the UK actually gets more tornadoes than the US, but fortunately they are usually so small that nobody really notices. Downside is, we don't  get quite the same storm photo-ops either.
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 04:23:18 AM »
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Fascinating.

I particulary like the ones where there is a reference scale, a house, an hill...because it makes you aware of the dimensions and the power of these phenomenons.

Is that "tornado halley?"

I also enjoy more and more to see flat lands in landscape photography.

Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 05:01:25 AM »
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Mitch,
Very nice additions to your exceptional storm collection. Your images raise goosebumps on my skin.
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2010, 11:03:42 AM »
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Very fine work.  I especially like 1 and 5.  In the first image, the extremely dark tonality of the clouds and the contrasting bolts of lightning suggest tremendous power and even malevolence in the storm.  In the fifth image, the simple shape of the distant hill against the clear sky is dramatic contrast to the immense size of the storm.  The slope of the cloud bottom and the slope of the hill emphasize the contrast between the two.  Thanks for sharing these.
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2010, 11:10:38 AM »
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Great stuff Mitch. I like the first and the fourth image best, seems to have the most drama in the texture of the sky and clouds. I do also like the fifth image as well.
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2010, 12:33:40 PM »
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Nothing to add to the critiques above except another serving of praise.  These, like the ones before, are truly gallery worthy images.
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2010, 02:43:14 PM »
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Mitch,

Numbers 1 and 4 appealed to me on my first look a couple of days ago. At that time I didn't care for #3 as much as the others even though it was the only one with a genuine funnel cloud. It didn't seem to me to have the "magic" that most of your images have. But on a second and third viewing #3 has grown on me. #5 is now also one of my favorites.

I would guess that the storm-chasing photography is somewhat more difficult and challenging than your previous landscapes. Do you feel that to be the case?

In any case, you are indeed a master of your black-and-white pallet. Beautiful work! Maybe another LensWork folio will be coming out of this work.

Best,

Eric

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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2010, 03:18:05 PM »
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Bloody hell, Mitch, you get some serious weather in your neck of the woods. As a photographer who loves skies and clouds myself, I just have to enjoy these shots.

Great stuff.

John
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2010, 05:04:27 PM »
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This must be madness squared... "madness" of a storm-chaser coupled with "madness" of an artist = brilliant!
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2010, 05:56:55 PM »
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The storm series, in general, is fascinating to look at. Of the pictures shown here, I particularly like #'s 1 and 4. Did the funnel cloud in #3 make it to the ground, Mitch?

Nice work.
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2010, 06:20:22 PM »
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Quote from: mitchdob
Attached are a few new images shot 2 weeks back (mid-west).
Any feedback is greatly appreciate. This forum has always been a great help to me.
Note - the 1st group of images from this Storm project are on my website:

http://www.mitchdobrowner.com

...... under the 'Storms' link.
Sincere thanks for the help/feedback. - Mitch

Hey Mitch is there anything that you can't photograph!!! Thanks for posting this incredible series of images.

These are wonderful images expressing the power of the storm. All the images have an incredible sense of tension....awaiting the moment before something happens....wondering what the consequences of the storm will be....wondering which way the storm is going.... wondering whose lives will be affected by nature's phenomenon.

I smiled to myself when you asked for help....LOL....

Julie
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2010, 09:31:22 PM »
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Thanks for the feedback. It really does help a lot.

Eric - yes, shooting these storms is like shooting something between landscapes and sports. The only way I can describe it: You don't know exactly what you're about to shoot or step into as you step out of the vehicle. And when all hell is breaking loose around you/me, I have to make real quick decisions (composition/exposure-shutter speed/focus), and always keeping conscious of what's going on around me (like lightning, hail, is a tornado gonna drop on my head?). But these storms are an amazing sight to behold (to me). Not sure my images can ever do them justice.

And dwood.... yep, the funnel dropped to the ground, though only briefly.
Again, thanks all for the comments. There's very much appreciated. - Mitch
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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2010, 01:50:21 AM »
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I like how the houses are so small, yet still can be clearly distinguished; gives an idea of how small we are.
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