Sunday, October 21, 2012

Panorama of a tornadic storm over Kiawah Island

On Aug. 1, I was driving to my West Ashley home after work when I looked to the south and saw a large anvil cloud. It was associated with a thunderstorm over Kiawah Island, where the PGA Championship golf tournament was set to take place in the next few weeks. While I was snapping photos for this multi-image panorama, I received a text message saying a weak tornado was spotted under this storm. It was too far off to chase down.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Foliage shots from a quick trip north

I flew to Maine last week for my grandfather's funeral, and I had a few chances to shoot the fall foliage. Above is a panorama of Stump Pond in Lincoln, about an hour from my hometown. I've been there before.
The sun didn't show itself much during my stay. This was as good as it got.
The dam at Stump Pond.
Not much wind on this day, but sunshine would have made the colors pop.
Near Topsfield, which is about 20 minutes from my hometown, the wind was stiff, and the foliage wasn't quite as colorful.
Near my parents' place in Princeton, I ventured out and took some shots. Guess what this is? Yeah, it's a mushroom. And a few leaves.
Orange and red maple leaves, backdropped by birch trees.
Yellow maple leaves on the roadside.
Maple leaves near a cabin on my parents' dirt street.
The view from my parents' property, looking over Grand Falls Flowage.
I was raised on the end of a peninsula on the lake, which offered sunset views. This one featured a couple of loons.