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Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 8:58PM EDT

The Great Plains in Pictures

By DAN ROBINSON
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25 Years of Storm Observing
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(Just a warning, this is a huge photo post!) The combination of the beauty of the Plains and a new digital camera equals me taking hundreds of photos. It's a little like when I got my first Pentax K1000 back in 1993 and went crazy shooting every object I saw. I have to say I'm really pleased with this new camera. For it not being a mighty DSLR it is definately worth the money spent. My old 4700 would average 15 or so pictures per battery charge, and I'd need three sets of rechargable batteries to get through an expedition day. This new camera's first set of batteries finally died on Wednesday, the last day of Trip #2. That's 7 days of shooting 120-180 photos per day. During Tuesday's lightning shoot, I had the camera on continuously for over two hours doing time exposures. Even with 180 photos on a single day, I never came close to using up the 1GB card. Talk about major improvements!

So on to the photos. Storm observing's hectic schedule unfortunately does not allow for stopping to shoot all the cool and scenic non-weather sights you see on the Plains, and there are a ton of them. But, here and there you do get a little time.


Classic Plains highway


Near Protection, Kansas


Near Kingfisher, Oklahoma


Kinsley, Kansas


Near Sentinel, Oklahoma


Classic Plains town - Larned, Kansas


Near Spearville, Kansas


Pratt, Kansas


Cumulus in the sky, bugs on the windshield


Kinsley, Kansas


Morning storm in Medford, Oklahoma


Storm observing does this to a new car in 2 years.


Near Sentinel, Oklahoma


Near Sentinel, Oklahoma


Spearville, Kansas


Kinsley, Kansas


Near Offerle, Kansas


Tulsa skyline


Tulsa Sapulpa Union Railway - Sapulpa, Oklahoma


Tiny Wal-Marts are common on the Plains


Time to roll up the windows and turn of the AC. Stockyard near Dodge City, Kansas


Near Kingfisher, Oklahoma


Weatherford, Oklahoma wind farm


Bright trees and sky on the way home along I-44 near St. Louis


Near Medford, Oklahoma


Offerle, Kansas


Near Kingfisher, Oklahoma

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