It has been a very fun, thrilling, exciting and downright crazy last couple of weeks of intense storm chasing on the eastern plains of Colorado. I have some shots that you all are not even going to believe! The eastern plains are home to some of the most powerful, violent and largest tornadoes on the planet. This was photographed outside of Otis, Colorado, located in Washington county……a typical plains town of maybe a couple hundred people, tops. Abandoned farms dart the countryside and we were on a tornado vortex warned storm that had just passed by us when I shot this. Tornadic thunderstorms and backlit skies, what else could you ask for!? The crazy thing is, it actually wasn’t a sunset but the sunlight in the west reflecting against the gigantic storms at the time. Chasing on the Colorado plains, there is NOTHING else like it, and they say that it is the place place in the world to chase, now I understand why.
I hope you all like it

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I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • David Haworth
    David Haworthover 3 years ago

    Great light John and a really attractive scene

  • thanks David, much appreciated

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Mark Hossack
    Mark Hossackover 3 years ago

    Great shot! The light is fantastic.

  • thank you mark

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991over 3 years ago

  • thanks!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Kimberly mattia
    Kimberly mattiaover 3 years ago

    fantastic photo! :)

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work… :)

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 3 years ago

    Beautiful golden tones John and the scene is lit so nicely in the foreground.

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 3 years ago

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Lovely Work .!!

  • Don Alexander Lumsden (Echo7)
    Don Alexander ...over 3 years ago

    Stunning John, beautiful exposure & excellent range of warming tones

  • Rebecca Morrison
    Rebecca Morrisonover 3 years ago

    This is simply beautiful, I love the house in the middle of it all, the tones are wonderful, great worl all around.

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