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Rolling Blue Thunder_vsMCP by xLoversRevenge Rolling Blue Thunder_vsMCP by xLoversRevenge
© Michael Cullen Photography 2013

The perks of chasing with a friend? They had a boat! As promised, here's one of the many photos I have managed to get over the past couple weeks. I apologize for the delay. This was probably one of the most structured and most beautiful super cells I have ever seen. I could of sworm for a second I was in Oklahoma until I opened my eyes and realized I was about a half mile off shore in a really rather small motor boat! By the grace of God, we managed to beat the storm to the shore and followed it all the way inland where it considerably weakened before dumping about an inch of rain on us. Too watch the structure of this storm build up from the very beginning, to being on the leading edge of this amazing and flawless shelf cloud, to seeing it slowly dissapate over land was nothing short of awe inspiring. I really couldn't believe my eyes. This is the kinda storm structure you see in Oklahoma, not in Connecticut!! I felt completely blessed to have not only seen this but to have captured it as well! I hope you all enjoy!

Framing is Monochromatic color scheme with a soft shadow inlay and a 90 drop shadow. Nothing in this photo is altered or enhanced in any way. Minor editing done to correct camera distortion.


NOTE TO VIEWER: Storm Chasing is EXTREMLY DANGEROUS. If you DO NOT know what you are doing, you are putting yourself in grave danger. I am a trained storm spotter and schooled in Meterology. I have been studying and chasing storms half my life. I am confident in my abilities to know when I am in danger and when I am not. People can and have died doing this. I DO NOT condone or recommend it to ANYONE, unless you are trained in the feilds of Meterology and Storm spotting. Even then, it is EXTREMLY DANGEROUS!
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thegirlcalledratha Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Your disclaimer makes me happy. I'm only a bit resentful of the television show "Storm Chasers", because after it came out every kid with an iPhone thought they could do this.
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
How beautiful  :)
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xXWhite-FoxXx Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Photographer
cool
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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Look at that arcus, you lucky bird! What an inflow jet and FFD! One of the most awesome shelf I've seen!
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xLoversRevenge Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
I agree, this is actually the first intensly structured Ive ever seen in my neck of the woods and that's pretty rare! thanks for the awesome compliment!
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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome and of course, I like shelf clouds :P. Cheers!
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ihamo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Marvellous photo.
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xLoversRevenge Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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xLoversRevenge Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you so much i am truly honored!
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