Last Update: Friday, August 8, 2014
Lightning struck the Gateway Arch twice on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The first was a direct cloud-to-ground strike, the second an upward lightning leader in response to another close strike nearby.
I spend time every day searching for new lightning photos and videos posted in various places on the internet. This is mainly to patrol for copyright infringement of my own work, but these searches also will occasionally turn up some interesting new shots I hadn't seen before. I also come across many deceptively fake images, a phenomenon that seems to be increasing among amateur and professional photographers alike. Read full post >>
Copyright infringement is an insidious problem for content creators today, a subject on which I've blogged about multiple times. It takes at least one hour of my day, every day to search for and deal with infringers. That's time/work I mostly don't get paid for, and a large economic drain on my life in general. Social media is one of the bigger realms for copyright infringement these days - and most don't recognize or understand what is happening. So, this blog post aims to explain it a little better.
A pair of strong storms developed and moved through the St. Louis area on Wednesday, August 6. Read full post >>
I was graciously given an invitation to pre-screen the film "Into the Storm" in St. Louis last week. This is the first storm chasing/tornado-themed Hollywood movie since "Twister" was released in 1996. Even though I'm a storm chaser - and therefore seemingly pre-biased against any Hollywood portrayal of our activity - I'm actually able to suspend my expectations of 100% realism and evaluate the film on its overall entertainment merits. For example, I'm generally a fan of "Twister" despite its sometimes laughable scientific blunders and plot deficiencies. With that in mind, here's my take on "Into the Storm". Read full post >>
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