Got on three separate cells: Bow/line segment between London and Ilderton around 1:00 pm Shelf/wall cloud around 3:00 pm, North of Harrietsville, south of the 401 Broken line of cells coming in from L Huron in the early evening. a
High-based but photogenic Bow Echo segment.
Next one won’t happen until 2117! The four dark smaller regions are sunspots.
Nice visit to a great Park in late May, 2006, up to and into the Golden Hour. All images taken with the Canon 350D and 18-55mm kit lens (yep!), and processed with Lightroom 6. Very pleased that I thought ahead and shot many scenes with panos in mind. Single images: Panos:
Selected images from the 2016 London Airshow. Images were taken from a number of locations around the Airport with the Canon 6D and Tamron 150-600 mm lens.
Have released a Microsoft Power BI based interactive dashboard that supports interactive analyses of Historical Daily High & Low Temps for some select North American observation stations.
Updated to a Tableau based interactive dashboard that now combines both the 1950-2015 US dataset from the Storm Prediction Center, and the 1980-2009 data set from Environment Canada!
Tour commemorating the Reckless album.
With encore special guests Peter Frampton, Brian Campbell of the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Stanley Cup (I had dropped back to my seat and was taking video, which I rarely do – full video to follow).
Set cut short by technical difficulties.
Metal, with a few jazz numbers thrown in for good measure.
Lot’s of Guess Who and BTO hits!
For some reason Ozzy kept saying ‘coo-coo’ to the crowd between songs. Oh wait, its Ozzy.
Two legends at Air Canada Centre,
Tom Scholtz is a genius!
All the hits, but hard to photograph in the rain.
Soul / R&B legend, July of 2004 – taken with a disposable film camera. One on my earliest concert images.
Popular 90’s band from England.
Rick Nielsen used what might have been close to a million dollars worth of vintage guitars during this set.
Legendary Texas singer/songwriter Guy Clark show from 2005. R.I P. Guy.
Life. Highway. You know the drill.
Bassist Curran is also General Manager Label Services/A&R at Anthem Records/ole Label Services. Rock industry big wig.
Great show, they can still bring it!
With Steve Morse on guitar!
Rock and Roll. Hoochie Coo!
With guitar hot-shot Nino Bettencourt.
Showed us the way!
From two separate Rock The Park appearances.
Old Genesis chestnuts and solo material. Art-rock as high art.
Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony (i.e half of Van Hagar), Vic Johnson, and Jason Bonham.
Cabo comes to London!
Such a great band! Opening for Aerosmith at the Air Canada Centre.
Super talanted hard-rock band from Vancouver. Darby Mills on vocals.
Last London gig, about nine months before his untimely passing.
Great band live!
Home town rawk!
Canadian 80’s hit-makers with some great guitar playing!
Texas legend, in Toronto with his son Lucas on lead guitar.
Legendary Americana songwriter!
Great Traditional Country!
One of my favorite Canadian Guitarists!
Last London appearance for this great band. Unfortunately, they were very difficult to photograph with the point-and-shoot I was using back then.
Really only half of KISS.
Fun rock ‘n’ roll!!
Such a fantastic, yet underrated band!
Yes, it’s really only Gary Rossington left from the original (and at least it Ronnie Van Zant’s younger brother Johnny on vocals), but they still play well
Another great guitarist!
From the Bayfest and Rock The Park shows.
Voice was as strong and passionate as on the original recordings.
Scottish rock ‘n’ roll!
From two London appearances.
Vancouver rockers with great songs and a lot of fun to photograph!
The virtuoso guitarist from West Virginia included a credible instrumental verson of Van Halen’s ‘Hot For Teacher’ in the set.
John Labatt Centre gig.
Was very excited to see Tom Petty for the very first time here in London Ontario – which was also his first visit to London ever!
A band that rocks a lot harder live than on record – great band!
Well, in a nutshell, the Rolling Stones were a well oiled rock ‘n roll machine at this Toronto show.
Many Canadians consider this their “Woodstock”, not for cultural or generational change reasons – mostly from an endurance standpoint!
Was fortunate enough to see two shows on Rush’s Clockwork Angels tour!
Large gallery of images from a magcial show!
From the final two Toronto shows. The second show featured Ben Mink on ‘Losing it’!
Canadian Prog legends!
Great band live!!
Images from both the London, Ontario and Detroit shows.
Legendary Texas singer/songwriter show from 2005. Taken with a point-and-shoot from that era.
With Chris ‘Whipper’ Layton (of Double Trouble and ARC Angels) on drums!
British Blues/Rock legends!
Fun band to photograph!
As the British say, rather naughty. But amazing musicians!!
Gowan on vocals.
Eye of the tiger. So that’s what they look like.
Opening for Brad Paisley at John Labatt Centre (her first Canadian show).
Great 80’s Southern Rock!
With Texan Jim Shuler on Lead Guitar.
Some genuine Spinal Tap moments during the set!
Great band from Nova Scotia.
With guitar virtuoso Steve Lukather.
Great evening of great guitars.
Canadian Folk superstar!
Love Jimmie Vaughan! A good Texan.
Great to see the original Van Halen in Toronto!
From the London, Ontario and Toronto shows.
With the great Tommy Aldridge on drums!
Great blend of Boogie, Delta Blues, and humor. Quite a photo subject too!
From New York City.
A few hours after seeing Johnny in tent at this event I saw Edgar in a different tent!
They put him in a tent? Really odd.
From 2012. This was the most difficult time I have had shooting a concert – and I was front row, standing against the barrier at one side.
The Reverend Billy F. Gibbons.
Best show I’ve seen from the Lil’ Ol’ Band From Texas.
From the Wendy’s on Airport Rd., on the Friday of a Toronto Airshow weekend. Hence the non-commercial traffic. All taken with the Canon 70-200 IS F4. I included some crop examples of the Harvards and the A380 to highlight the sharpness of the 70-200.
Lake Huron shore, north of Grand Bend, Ontario. Excellent Ontario structure! Pano: Gallary
Excellent chase day!
What a chase!
Left Goodland, Kansas at 9:00 am, as we got as far as about 20 -25 miles W of Kim, Colorado, but unfortunately were 15 minutes late and 15 miles short of the tornado. We did see a lot of scud, though. Hey, that’s chasing!
Surprise! Wasn’t safe to get the DSLR out where we stopped so these are from my cell phone.
Rather unusual storm in a number of ways!
Scouted out a nice high spot to catch the Harvest Moonise on the Perigee.
Doug and I started the day in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Good chase day in the Nebraska Panhandle!
Started the day in Denver. Realized there wouldn’t be a lot of time to forecast, and would have to hit the road early!
A gallery of 258 images selected from the 2220 I took (many thanks to Doug Glennie for driving so I could go all paparazzi on the park!)
This series of images were created to simply have a good documentation of my first trip west out of Denver on I-70 to Grand Junction (my first trip through the Rockies was Pueblo – Montrose – Grand Junction).
Doug and I started in Amarillo, with potential targets south near and south of Lubbock and further north in far W Kansas.
One of my favorite things to happen on a chase is to make a forecast, drive to the target area, and then observe the storm form. That’s what happened with teh chase on 26 May, 2015!
Doug and I started the day in Burlington, Colorado where the very nice Best Western was practically FULL of stormchasers.
This was my first attempt at photographing the aurora borealis.
This post covers a couple of events!
Dodged a supercell producing giant hail SW of Childress, Texas.
Some vigorous updrafts.
Museum at the Well site commemorating the tornado that destroyed the town.
Started the day in Lawrence, Kansas, after visiting with John’s 88-year-old father (who is a Professor Emeritus at KU, and was a field-leading radar researcher and engineer). Initially, Friday look like a down day, with no chasing anticipated even the day before.
A few images taken while repositioning.
Preliminary summary to get the images out there – will update with more details as time permits, Chased with John and Kathy Valequez / Linda Kitchen (the ORIGINAL Twister Sisters).
Nice supercell with great subtle colour and texture!
Nice little cell.
Gotta love 2000 foot drop-offs!
Don’t forget your mittens!
Wonderful scenery and geology out in the middle of nowhere! Click for a 1800 pixel wide version of Raplee Ridge (known lcally as Raplee’s Anticline), part of the Monument Upwarp in southeastern Utah: Full Gallery of the region:
Goosenecks State Park is one of the coolest places I have ever been!
Supercell over Pantex!
Even more structure
Great structure day!
A day with a lot of waiting around before weak storms got going.
Good chase that culminated in some chase heavy chaser convergence.
Pretty convection over the Sandhills.
Series of images from about ten minutes before the first brief tornado and then the complete life-cycle of the 25 minute second tornado.
Chased with John Moore.
Wanted to share a few more of the 2009 Chase Season images – some offering slightly different interpretations of earlier scenes, and some ones I missed posting in the in field.
As I referenced it in the the Al Moller tribute below here is a little more from that day.
Scanned in low res.
Scanned slide from 22 May 1995
From a set of old lo-res slide scans I had done some years back. I should get some more done.
It’s Tahoe, baby!
Can’t have too much!
Dodged bears to get these images (well stayed loud by singing, as problem bears in Yosemite are night bears).
They’re Icons for a reason!
A majestic, yet underrated Park.
Love this Park!
Don’t forget to bring extra water!
Like another planet.
The coolest bike!
California is empty!
What a drive!
Whale Watching was cancelled due to high waves.
Lucky to have been there when they had a Great White!
October waves on the Monterey peninsula.
From 2009, from Phoenix to up the Mogollon Rim.
Digitized the low-8 video tapes and edited down to the chase highlights.
Joining in the current black and white processing craze!
Probably the last good chance for decent storms in 2014.
Another test for the new Tamron 150-600 mm on the 6D.
So this is from the night before the August 2014 ‘Supermoon’, from London, Ontario, around 1:00 am EDT (click for larger image): Cropped from handheld image, F8, ISO 3200, 1/4000th using the Canon 6D with the Tamron 150-600 at 600mm. Post in Lightroom 4.3.
Had the opportunity to photograph during the pro am/practice round of the 2012 Canadian Open in Ancaster, Ontario. Lot of fun, and an interesting experience – it was my first PGA event!
Got to test my new 35mm prime on the Canon 5D Mark II on a storm!
Well preparations for this years chase expedition continue – the lens change-outs are almost complete (will discuss in further detail when everything is done/resolved), but here are some test shots to share…
Commentary adapted from the original SUMM.
The 24 August, 2011 event shared both similarities and differences with the 21 August, 2011 event.
image courtesy of Danica Harvey.
I have edited and posted most of the wedding set on YouTube to share with all y’all! Thanks so much to the band:
This takes things up to the sunset cruise.
San Francisco was the first stop on the trip.
After hiking to see the Largest Tree On the Planet (pics to follow) in Sequoia National Park, we waited in a line of cars for a Pilot Car (kinda like Chasing, eh!). We noticed some deer off maybe 80 feet at roughly 2 o’clock (pics to follow).
Michelle and I and our wedding party – big thanks to Kelly Temple for the great wedding photography! Us:
We are back!
Images from my drive up to the summit of Pikes Peak, CO (all taken with a Canon 350D)!
A few times in ones life one meets a person who can be described as a true guiding force. For me, Al Moller is one of those.