Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Stormy weather

Via Mick Hartley, Bear’s Claw (2010) by Mitch Dobrowner from his book Storms, out this month (click on the image for a closer look):
“I will never forget the sight of this monster hailstorm as it breached the hills right in front of us,” says Dobrowner. “It came at us at about 40 miles an hour, raining golf-ball-size hail.” After taking six shots, he and storm chaser Roger Hill dashed for their van when “it became obvious this was no ordinary storm.” National Weather Service meteorologist James LaDue confirms that it was a supercell.
In this interview with the LA Times Dobrowner says:
I see the storms as living, breathing things. They are born when the conditions are right, they gain strength as they grow, they fight against their environment to stay alive, they change form and mature as they age …  and eventually they get old and die. Sounds familiar. Storms take on so many different aspects, personalities and faces; I’m in awe watching them. They are an amazing sight to witness…and I’m just happy to be there—shot or no shot; it’s watching Mother Nature at her finest. I just try and do justice to these events with my pictures.
So here is Lena Horne in the 1943 movie Cabin in the Sky with “Stormy Weather”: 

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