SE AUS: Increasing storm potential 8/1 to 16/1

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schitzengiggles

Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:17 pm

rikjpool wrote: Started off with the biggest, brightest, double rainbow i could ever have seen... Even at 10mm it didnt really fit...
didn't think to make a pano & stitch it?
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apocalypse
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Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:52 pm

Those sunset pics are incredible, you guys do such a wonderful job out in the field!

Back at home I snapped a few pics of a storm, and I must say I've never seen structure as good since I started observing, although it pales in comparison to some of the stuff that others post. :)

Taken on the 9th Jan, looking towards the west of Wagga Wagga.
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I've never seen a real wall cloud before, but this feature looks similar to ones that I have seen in pictures. Not sure if it's just some scud or actually anything significant.
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Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:56 pm

wow Apocalypse that first one is a great shot!
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Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:16 pm

Now I've had some time, here are some more shots (to add to those on pg 2) of the Deniliquin supercell with funnels between Deniliquin and 20km north of Echuca:

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Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:45 am

I did do a pano, but havnt put it together yet, as my card reader has crapped itself, and its on another card.

Love that first shot Apocolypse, and Brad those shots are certainly scary! Have you been back to do a damage report to see if anything touched the ground? Any video of it either?

Ps. I just noticed that those shots of mine have been cut off on the RHS as well? Is that because of limitations on the forum?
I live in a world where I dont see to believe, but I believe to see...
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:01 pm

I can see your pics pretty well Rikki, I know if you re-size your browser to a more narrow window, it will cut off the images on the right - so if you had a higher resolution screen, it might be ok??

Otherwise, try pressing 'ctrl' and rolling your mouse wheel (if you have one) to change the zoom level of the browser window... hope that makes sense!

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schitzengiggles

Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:42 pm

epic brad.
apoc, toy around with your contrast a bit, you'll be able to bring out a bit more detail in the given cloud.
here's one of mine from the same event.
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schitzengiggles

Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:43 pm

ps.. pics look fine here.
might be time to upgrade the old t-model monitor rikki?
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:07 pm

Are there any processes in the camera or other accessories that can give different contrasts in different situations? Or do I need to edit manually using software? I've been looking into polarizing filters and gradient filters, but not sure if they would work though.
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:00 pm

Rikki, I think it was Mick that mentioned a spout..
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Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:28 pm

Had a direct hit this afternoon with a small brown core, producing moderate to heavy rain, and pea to 1cm sized hail. Ended up with 7.8mm throughout its duration. :)

Does anyone have any thoughts on the 2nd and 3rd images? This funnel-shaped feature was at the back of the storm after it had passed. I couldn't see any wall cloud though so maybe it isn't.

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Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:20 pm

Ricky.. your shots never cease to amaze me! :)
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Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:24 am

Looks like a funnel to me, albeit a very small one. Funnels/tornadoes and wall clouds will generally occur at the back edge of storms.

Beautiful mamatus and colors in the second last pic!
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Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:44 am

I enjoyed this magical spectacle, once again from my rooftop views, of stunning apricot shades and vivid lemony
essences, in contrast to a dark and ominous guster of gigantic proportions, approaching with might, as these beautiful colours slowly faded, blissfully. :P

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Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:03 am

rikjpool wrote:IBrad those shots are certainly scary! Have you been back to do a damage report to see if anything touched the ground? Any video of it either?
Hey, no damage survey done Rikki unfortunately but yes we got the whole chase on video, sometimes two videos 8-)
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