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                   Monday, June 24, 2013 - 3:00AM CDT

Tornado stills from 2013 Plains season, Part 1

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Thanks to learning from past mistakes, better/faster lenses, and last but not least, very cooperative slow-moving, long-lived tornadoes, this is the first season where I've had marked success with capturing clear, sharp still images of tornadoes. I have resisted the temptation to post rushed versions of these to the final photo gallery, instead waiting until I could give each one the attention it needs in the realm of post-processing. There will be more to come as I get each image's gallery web page built, but for now, here's the first installment (click on each image for a full-screen view):

The May 28 Bennington, Kansas tornado in a wide cone stage, shot on the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens:

The second May 18 Rozel/Sanford, Kansas tornado in a 'drill bit' stage at sunset. Shot vertical also on the Canon 50mm 1.8:

The Bennington tornado at very close range, shot at full wide (10mm) on the Canon 10-22mm lens:

The Rozel tornado's condensation fills in with a golden sunset backdrop, on the 50mm Canon 1.8:

A two-frame panorama stitch of the Bennington tornado and collar cloud, with the vault region of the storm visible on the left. Again, very close here - both frames are at full wide (10mm) on the Canon 10-22mm:

A wide-angle view of the second Rozel/Sanford tornado on May 18, with the Canon 10-22mm lens:

More to come!

Beautiful photos Dan. You had an exceptional year.
- Posted by JM from BC, Canada

Thank you JM, yes this was definitely a season for the books.
- Posted by Dan R. from New Baden, IL

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