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IanM

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  1. My advice is to go as wide and as fast as you can. I don't think I ever used a long lens on a chase, and once the wind, dust, rain and hail start flying you don't want to be swapping lenses. The 10-18 is a decent work horse, I'd be tempted to give the 17-40 a try out too for speed and image quality. You can always stitch shots together if needed.. Keep the 18-200 in the main bag for down day walk about use. Enjoy the tour and don't forget to put the camera down and take it all in sometimes! Ian
  2. Better late than never... The tour 3 gang on the road to New Mexico yesterday... (and then Childress for the last night)
  3. The weather sucked, especially as we missed a massive hailstorm with 4-6" drifts by a few minutes, but the stars tonight were a decent apology from the sky gods, a handy volcano provided the back drop.
  4. The Badlands always look awesome
  5. North West Texas has exploded into life
  6. There's still life in the Texas sky
  7. Fun day but nothing spinny, we did get battered by hail on the way to Norman, and a surprise lp cell popped up to deliver some structure too.
  8. This puts things into perspective, we were less than half a mile from the debris and storm track of what may be one of the longest lived ef5's on record.
  9. Enormous wedge. Reports of injuries and properties destroyed, we waited until it passed and checked noone needed help before heading to Salina for the night. We passed through Chapman, and with everyone's agreement were about to head back to see if they needed help, but good news came from a local who spoke to his sister in town, the tornado missed them by around 400m to the south, the debris signature was most likely the significant tree damage. Over 2 hours on the ground, averaging around a mile wide. Hopefully no fatalities.
  10. Another day, another huge tornado... (and the only play in town right now too)
  11. One more before shower and departure
  12. It's gone 1am and we just reached our hotel in Pratt, so here's a quick edit of one of the sets of twins
  13. Just the 17 tornadoes today, will share some more later including 3 sets of twins and a very rare triple tornado (if I got a shot).
  14. Mainly about the boonies while we wait for an LP cell to either explode or shrivel
  15. Three more in the bag, maybe four, including a huge wedge and insane lightning
  16. Woop, first chase, first touchdown for T2
  17. First chance for a group shot, here's everyone except me, as I'm shy.
  18. The GPS needs tweaking as the dongle seems to have developed a glitch. We're currently lunching at Jason's Deli in Abilene. Seriously huge food for silly money... this is the lighter option jacket spud
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