Storm Sky No.1
Usually when there is threatening weather, you will find yours truly at home, where all good citizens are supposed to go when the skies turn angry. Last Saturday however, things did not turn out that way. My wife and I had planned on a little trip out in the country to find and photograph a particular barn I knew about. Severe thunderstorms developed west of Wichita however, and I decided the responsible thing to do would be to take a short drive out to the park where I often photograph, which is much closer to home than the planned barn trip. (Responsible is a relative term, I was running around with my tripod near a tall steel windmill, with lightning in the area.) The image above is from the park. Expecting to go home at that point, my wife surprised me by suggesting we drive west, out where we had seen some golden wheat fields earlier in the weekend. West would be driving into the storm, but I love a challenge. (Turns out she did not know the storms had been dropping tornadoes one county to the west.) We hit a couple more locations, on one I found myself under some gigantic power line towers. I must be an idiot. Anyhow, I will post more as the week goes by. No photographers, or their spouses, were hurt during this excursion.