Tuesday, May 1, 2012

After the Tornado

Spring Thunderstorms Bring the Big Green

The Faux Front Range of Kansas

Alas, I have not yet mastered the complicated art of digital photography with its mysterious requirements of light and speed.  I took over one hundred photos the evening tornadoes threatened to the east.  The strange light is always beautiful after the danger has passed.  I used the telephoto lens for all of the photos and none of them turned out.  These two photos were the sorry best of the lot.  The first is looking east through the rain.  The second is to the west where more storms were building.

Spring is a glorious time for prairie dwellers.  The entire world is green and blue.  Temperatures are pleasant, cool, and dearly welcome.  The weather spins a natural wheel of excitement and chance but once the storms have swept over the horizon, the world is mysteriously lit and somewhat magical.  In the west sometimes the Faux Front Range of Kansas may appear.

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