The deluge

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Iansky, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    I was out with the GF1 and saw this fast approaching angry downpour, just had to grab the image - I guess it saw me and headed my way, torrential rain, thunder & lightning for about 20min then all gone - fun!

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  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Sweet photo!
  3. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Cool image Ian! I am curious how visible the rain area was before PP?
  4. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    That would be a lifetime best for me. I should be so fortunate. :2thumbs:
  5. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks all, the rain was very clearly visible and a clear column - at first I thought it was a Tornado as it looked like a large funnel but it was a continuous column of incessant, heavy rain
  6. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

    Aug 10, 2011

    Birdlip ? Great image btw :smile:
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Real Name:
    How great is that? All the drama of the surrounding and the downpour right in the middle. You don't often see it that clearly.
  8. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Reasonably sure that was what is called in weather parlance a micro burst. It is absurdly heavy rain accompanied by a hugely powerful downburst of cold air. They have knocked jet airliners right out of the sky.
  9. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
  10. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Yes Ripleys Baby - Birdlip, a great place for those wide open vistas and the surrounding hills often create interesting cloud formations / weather.

    If it was a "Micro Burst" it was a good one and well worth shooting, also delivered a good downpour and mix of weather when it hit - would not want to be flying through that.

    We do have some "interesting weather" here in the UK from time to time and I did not have to burn the image in at all.
  11. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 13, 2010
    Awesome dramatic shot. Really nice balance between the sky and ground and an excellence sense of scale and size. Nice!
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