This is NOT something created in Photoshop. It is a display of the awesome power of a tornado. Mapleton, Iowa April 11th, 2011.
Sarpy Arts Council – “Best of Show”
Prairie Winds Art Center – “Best of Show”
Durum Museum Photo Contest – “Runner Up”
Bluffs Arts Council – “Second Place” – Americana
Chosen as an “Editors Favorite” during week 4 of the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.

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  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesalmost 4 years ago

    WOW….love the lines and processing on this …it’s looks like the Tornado has created some bizarre homage to Frank Gehry (architect)….
    well done mate.

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 4 years ago

    Wow, I thought it was a Gehry building too, from the thumbnail! Amazing image, the tornado must have been extremely fierce!

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardalmost 4 years ago

    Surreal Hope you’re Okay

  • dvande1
    dvande1almost 4 years ago

    nicely done here Tim!

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpolealmost 4 years ago

    Great Work

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyalmost 4 years ago

    Tragic way to create a work of art. Great image, though.

  • Lynn Wiles
    Lynn Wilesalmost 4 years ago

    I am so sorry about the tornado, but what a brilliant image you captured – beauty from destruction – wonderful.

  • Jillian Merlot
    Jillian Merlotover 3 years ago

    Is this for real? I think it is incredibly amazing the sculpture that has been created by nature. Your image is fabulous!

  • bushpoet
    bushpoetover 3 years ago

    Incredible image Tim, showing the power of nature!

  • julie08
    julie08over 3 years ago

    Wow – stunning shot :)

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