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mitchdob

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« on: August 01, 2010, 06:55:59 PM »

Back from a trip (2 weeks ago) to the Northern Plains shooting storms.
I added 10 new images to my website from the shoot on:

http://www.mitchdobrowner.com

... go to 'Storms" link. Its an on-going project. 10 of the first 11 images under that link were shot during this trip. I attached one of the images as an example for the work. As always, the feedback from this forum has been a great help to me. Your (honest) feedback is really be appreciated, especially if I need to edit the group down some. Thanks!! - Mitch
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 08:47:15 PM »

There you go again, Mitch; another magnificent series!      

You know I'm a fan, but since you asked for it, I went through the "Storms" portfolio with some care to see if any of them were not as strong as the best of them. So here are two that I might consider cutting if they were mine:

Number 3: "Funnel - Cornfield" feels a little weaker than most of the others, perhaps because the funnel is fairly small (In many others, raw power surges through most of the image).

Numbers 8 ("Arcus Cloud") and 9 ("Amoeba") are two similar visually for my taste, even though they were taken many miles apart. I would keep "Arcus Cloud" and cut "Amoeba."

Initially I also felt that number 6 ("Ship - Trees") and number 14 ("Rotating Storm") might be omitted, but on second look, I liked them better.

My current favorites in this group (as of today - no guarantees about tomorrow   ) include: Numbers 5 ("Storm Cell"), 12 ("Farm"), 16 ("Arm of God"), 20 ("Vapor Cloud"), and 28 ("Supercell").

These are really scary just to look at. I can't imagine what it must have felt like to be in the presence of such storms.

Cheers,

Eric




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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 04:05:23 AM »

Absolutely fantastic images, I agree with Eric.
I can't decide on a favorite image… Funnel-Cornfield, Storm Cell and Amoeba are on top of my list. I found this new "collection" a tad less oppressing than the former storm images (not in a bad sense) but they still inspire respect/fear.

Bravo again!
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 12:08:24 PM »

Wow.  I bet these are really breathtaking when printed LARGE.
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 01:54:21 PM »

Some amazing work, Mitch.  If I had to pick a favourite it would be difficult to say the least, but I think I'd go with #13.  Maybe because it's my lucky number.

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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 02:10:01 PM »

Amazing, as usual, Mitch.  Please consider writing an article for LuLa on your experiences making these photographs.  They are absolutely inspiring.

My favourites from the current series are "Mushroom Cloud" and "Farm".  I particularly love the farm one for the lovely transparency of the distant precipitation and the scale of the landscape that's made evident by the buildings.
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 02:16:49 PM »

Quote from: wolfnowl
Some amazing work, Mitch.  If I had to pick a favourite it would be difficult to say the least, but I think I'd go with #13.  Maybe because it's my lucky number.

Mike.

I'm with Mike on this one. #13 is my favorite followed by "Vapor Cloud" #20.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 03:04:23 PM »

Some of the comments are on images liked that I was questioning (in my mind).... so the feedback is a real help to me for those.

Regarding writing something - just not really my thing. But keep an eye out for the show Nightline (ABC News). They traveled with us for a week+ and documented some of the craziness. adventures. I'm not sure the exact when it's suppose to air - but was told one day this week.

Thanks again for all the comments and help. It's truly appreciated. - Mitch
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 05:25:45 PM »

Quote from: mitchdob
Some of the comments are on images liked that I was questioning (in my mind).... so the feedback is a real help to me for those.

Regarding writing something - just not really my thing. But keep an eye out for the show Nightline (ABC News). They traveled with us for a week+ and documented some of the craziness. adventures. I'm not sure the exact when it's suppose to air - but was told one day this week.

Thanks again for all the comments and help. It's truly appreciated. - Mitch

I imagine you endured some rough weather to get these images, but I'm sure it was worth it.  Stunning work.  I can almost feel the wind blowing against my face.
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