Monday, February 27, 2006

After the Tornado -- 1

Some of you may remember me talking about the tornados that swept across Southern Wisconsin one night last August. Eighteen funnels were spotted, with sightings only a mile from me and a small community near Stoughton was severely damamaged by an F3 twister. It was a scary night but there were few injuries and only one death due to our alert weathermen.

After the storm a giant wall cloud sat on the eastern horizon and I went out with my camera and managed to get some amazing cloud pictures. Naturally they fail to fully capture the moment, since the cloud was so long (about a mile!) it would not fit in a single frame, not even when I tried switching to panoramic mode (and sorry - the couple I tried did not turn out as well as those I will be sharing this week).

Anyway, here are the first couple I plan to post this week.


Jana said...

Amazing how something so beautiful can come after something as scary as those tornados, isn't it? Great pics, Trix!

Heather said...

Thanks, Jana!

Definitely amazing! Just wish there'd been a better vantage point, outside of climbing up on our building. Too many trees and rooftops in the way!