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06-25-06 – my front porch. Please ENLARGE! Compton, Illinois, USA. Fuji FinePix E550.

During another massive thunderstorm, this cloud bank began to “roll” downward toward my neighbor’s place. A small tornado was spawned by this particular storm, but it passed about 4-5 miles south of us. This pic was a few moments before the ‘horizontal hail’ arrived!

I’ve since discovered that this is a “roll” cloud…and that this photo will soon be featured on NASA’s Earth Science site as a Pic of the Day. :))

Tags

cloud, storm, weather, shelf cloud, thunderstorm, illinois, country, prairie

Most of my photos are – more or less – sootc. I’ll tweak contrast and brightness on a few, or convert to sepia or B&W, but aside from that, it’s usually just straightening and cropping. I do have fun with a few pix, but that’s rare for me. I use an old Fuji E550 FinePix P&S, exclusively.

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Comments

  • AutumnLeaves
    AutumnLeavesover 6 years ago

    I love this pic. I can see why they have it framed in their house. Amazing!

  • Ogre
    Ogreover 6 years ago

    Hi, “AutumnLeaves”!!!
    You’re just biased! LOL :-p

  • EOS20
    EOS20over 6 years ago

    Nicely Captured!

  • Thanx, EOS…Very lucky, too!

    – Ogre

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderover 6 years ago

    Spectacular cloud formation, great capture, well done.

  • Thanx, Craig…I only wish I had video of that one!

    – Ogre

  • Cassie Robinson
    Cassie Robinsonover 6 years ago

    Awesome capture!! Love watching these ones roll in.

  • Ogre
    Ogreover 6 years ago

    Thank you, Cassie. We get some real wild ones out here! I printed that one, framed it, and gave it to my neighbors. They have it hanging in their family room.

  • Rikki  Pool
    Rikki Poolover 6 years ago

    Very nive. I’d love a storm like that to come rolling through here soon…

  • beverly17
    beverly17almost 5 years ago

    awesome clouds. love all your sky shots

  • That was from 2006. Would you believe I got an almost idental shot last year, too?!?

    – Ogre

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 2 years ago

    AWESOME

  • Thank you, Heather! A l’il scary, too…when it’s rolling right FOR you. LOL :))

    – Ogre

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnson3 months ago

    Is this the shot? (The one I didn’t get)? Either way, veeery similar. Stunning sky and capture, too!

  • Nope. Mine was “The ’Hood”. This is another front porch shot. We certainly DO get good skies here in our neck of the woods, huh? :))

    – Ogre

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