rolling thunder

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Storm clouds rolling in over Lake Ontario last Friday.  High winds left many without electricity for most of the following day.  Why are we so attracted to really bad weather?

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28 thoughts on “rolling thunder

  1. Paul Maxim

    Because unlike most of the other things we see (or pictures we all take), it ain’t boring? Dangerous maybe, but not boring.

    I’m assuming these were taken in the early evening, Ken? I’d have been standing next to you if I’d been smart enough to be looking out the window early enough. My wife saw them first as they passed overhead. Low, dark, and mean. And then the power went out………

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Paul. This was shot around 7:30 PM Friday. I was on my way home and I almost didn’t stop because it looked a bit dull over the lake. But it didn’t take long for it change and although it got dark rather fast, the rain held off for a bit. Long enough to get a few shots anyway.

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  2. ehpem

    A great image indeed, and “rolling in” is the perfect description too. I like the way the trees show us it is windy in the second picture.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, ehpem. I do like the scope of the second photo, too. I need to learn to use the movie mode to show the speed at which these cloud formations change, though.

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  3. disperser

    Very dramatic clouds . . . and I think we are attracted to natural disasters out of morbid curiosity, and maybe a hint of a reminder we don’t control everything in our environment.

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  4. janina

    Oh, ken, no weather is ‘bad’!! Just interesting, intriguing, strange, perhaps overwhelming, but always fascinating — I love ‘bad’ weather, I feel alive in it! Great photos.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Janina. We live in an area that doesn’t have tornadoes or hurricanes but we do get an occasionally extraordinary snow storm or the wind picks up and causes a lot of damage. That’s the “bad” weather we experience but the upside is, if you are in the right place at the right time, you can get some great photos. And maybe feel alive in it, too.

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