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If you saw my posting called “Darkness and Light” a few days ago, this is the storm when it really intensified and touched down on a farm in Eastern Ontario, Canada, between Chesterville and Manotick. We parked the car and took pictures as it was moving fast and we were able to get some nice shots in between the rain and gusts of high wind. I’ve posted several other shots of the same storm recently. This one came up very suddenly out of what was a nice fine early evening. The speed it developed was quite amazing.
Sony DSCF828 camera, November 2, 2006.
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Comments

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaover 5 years ago

    WoW, duck, why don’tcha!!
    May I suggest a couple of other Groups for this?
    Both Sides Now, (for clouds)
    Atmospheric Optics,
    As Is, if you didn’t edit this or even crop it,
    untouchables, with no touching-up nor any cropping, and you must include technical details as laid out in their Rules & Regs.
    Severe Weather,
    Rural Around the Globe
    COUNTRY BUMPKIN.
    Astonishing photography!

  • Thanks Dayonda, for the compliment, and also the suggestions. A few of these are new to me and I’ll follow up today.

    – George Cousins

  • Rebecca Bryson
    Rebecca Brysonover 5 years ago

    HOLY MOLY can you say tornado??? awesome capture!! I would have shot a few too and made sure it wasn’t coming my way.

  • Thank you Rebecca, I don’t think it was an actual tornado, but close to it. I was hoping for some real closeups but the rain came so suddenly and so intense it was impossible to see clearly enough.

    – George Cousins

  • mazzfarrell
    mazzfarrellover 5 years ago

    Wow this is awesome.

  • Thank you, it was pure luck being in the right place at the right time.

    – George Cousins

  • GOSIA GRZYBEK
    GOSIA GRZYBEKover 5 years ago

    woooooooooow )))Great shot, nice work!

  • Thanks Rosiczka, much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Smudger
    Smudgerover 5 years ago

    amazing photo

  • Thank you Steve, glad you liked it.

    – George Cousins

  • Jerame    *
    Jerame *over 5 years ago

    absolutely amazing!

  • Thanks Jerame, once in awhile something really unusual comes along. This was it!

    – George Cousins

  • TrEaSuReDiMaGeS
    TrEaSuReDiMaGeSover 5 years ago

    Incredible capture and shot George!! Wow! :-)) Such raw power of nature!!

  • Thank you my friend, and I was really pleased to get a few good images.

    – George Cousins

  • Stephen Vecchiotti
    Stephen Vecchi...over 5 years ago

    Excellent tornado shot George !

  • Thanks Stephen, not often I get a chance to see something like this!
    It really pays to always have the camera close at hand.

    – George Cousins

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 5 years ago

    Pretty gutsy, not sure I would have attempted this. Great capture!

  • Thank you Richard, but in truth, there wasn’t much choice other than to turn around and reverse direction, and it was a fast moving storm so don’t think it would have worked. But, I’m glad we managed to get some good shots!

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    Great shot, George.
    You have a habit of being exactly where I wouldn’t want to be !!

  • Thanks Stan, but you know what it’s like on a lot of secondary roads..where do you go? Anyway, I was pretty sure it wasn’t a true tornado so didn’t expect to become airborne..lol!But it was sure windy and a deluge for a short time.

    – George Cousins

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