Undertoad Thursday Jun 17 05:27 PM
6/17/2004: Beautiful storm
Cyber Wolf Thursday Jun 17 06:01 PM
I am a total weather buff and I find images like this one exceedingly spectacular.
jaguar Thursday Jun 17 06:03 PM
Lady Sidhe Thursday Jun 17 07:21 PM
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Jun 17 09:05 PM
Lady Sidhe Thursday Jun 17 09:42 PM
It looks like it wants to be a tornado. But damn, what a beautiful tornado, huh?
Elspode Thursday Jun 17 11:09 PM
If I saw anything that looked like that, I'd either be headed for the basement, or firing up the transmitter to contact the mothership.
Nothing But Net Thursday Jun 17 11:14 PM
You have to be careful with lightning
We had more bad-ass thunderstorms move through Houston this morning. My dogs were terrified.
Cochese Thursday Jun 17 11:40 PM
I think I can honestly say that that is the best IOTD that I've ever seen here. Absolutely fabulous.
Cochese Thursday Jun 17 11:42 PM
Also, how cool a desktop background would that be.
lumberjim Friday Jun 18 12:13 AM
it looks almost too perfect. how reliable is msnbc as a source? could it have been enhanced? the clouds in the foreground seem a little too smooth.
nioupy Friday Jun 18 04:34 AM
wow ! it's so beautiful... i'd be really afraid if i was close to such a thing... but i don't know if wouldn't move because of fear or because of the beauty...
Geodog Friday Jun 18 04:42 AM
beautiful, although I have some of the same doubts about authenticity as lumberjim.
jaguar Friday Jun 18 05:50 AM
You'd need a very high rez version to be able to tell, that would be naturally fairly smooth and JPEG artifacting makes it impossible to even hazard a guess now.
Griff Friday Jun 18 07:13 AM
Catwoman Friday Jun 18 10:34 AM
It's hard to say if its doctored or not, although when put through the photoshop mill the structure does look a little too clean (see the very precise swishes) (swishes is not the technical term):
Catwoman Friday Jun 18 10:37 AM
bloody file type rule
dasviper Friday Jun 18 03:05 PM
glatt Friday Jun 18 04:30 PM
What a reasonable thing to say. I think you are right.
mmmBoy Friday Jun 18 06:18 PM
This is truely amazing, thanks for posting this!
ladysycamore Friday Jun 18 09:20 PM
My oh my...what splendid photographs!!
Although, I would venture a guess that he used certain color filters during processing to enhance things, like sky color, etc.