Saturday, June 03, 2006

Trouble comes to town

After shooting the panorama of the approaching storm that was posted yesterday, my wife and I drove ahead to meet the storm. We arrived at the eastern edge of the village of Sycamore, Illinois just as the storm got to the western edge. I set up my tripod on a street corner and took several frames of the storm, and a particularly menacing cloud, advance up the main street. Then I quickly got myself and my camera in the car.

I converted this to black and white to capture the ominous nature of the approaching storm, and also to enter this photo in this week's competition at Pxite. The theme is "Black and White."

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph copy 2006 James Jordan.

4 comments:

PhilB said...

Great shot. Works really well in black and white too - somehow makes it seem more menacing. I enjoy storm chasing, but sadly our storms are few and far between in the UK! ;-)

ric said...

by the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes...

Great shot.

keltic&swiss said...

I think it's so cool you and your wife do these trips TOGETHER!
She sounds very supportive and like a fun travel buddy!!

Maria's Photos said...

Great photo. Ominous. I really like the edges of the cloud. How did you do in the contest?