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Postby midtown charlie » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:53 pm

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Central Nebraska Ice Storm:
http://www.extremeinstability.com/06-12-31.htm


I was sent this link to some very cool shots of the aftermath of the ice-storm.  Perhaps this has already made the rounds but here it is anyway.

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Postby nebugeater » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:11 pm

THis really adds to the detail of what they are dealing with.  I wanted to say NICE WORK by whoever did this but I do not think this should be used in reference to this storm for the sake of the people living in the areas hit.  Anyway, nice coverage by someone.

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Postby Brad » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:14 pm

WOW those are amazing pictures!

The rest of the site is cool also.
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Postby Candleshoe » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:21 pm

Several pages of very cool pics, indeed. His name is Mike and he's a hobbyist storm chaser... that's all I know about the guy.

Rather than try to do the impossible and top his pics, I'll just offer a few from different circumstances. Some from my front yard, some from around town and this first one over by Chapman on our way home Monday evening.

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These next two were also from Monday evening, after we had cleared out a big limb that came down from another tree in the front yard.

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The remaining pics came from Wednesday, when the ice was STILL on the trees and plants. Took these shots before the thaw finally came and broke everything loose.

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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:04 pm

December ice storm price tag: $205 million

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2 ... id=2369090

The price tag for Nebraska's ice storm damage, while substantial, will not be quite as high as originally thought.

The revised estimate for damage is $205 million, said Jim Bunstock of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

Officials were staggered by the extent of damage in the days and weeks following the two December storms, the first of which hit Dec. 20. They feared costs could reach $230 million to $240 million.

The federal government will pay about 75 percent of the recovery costs, with the balance from local sources. Most of the local share will come from Nebraska public power districts.

This week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency sent $109 million to Nebraska for the cleanup effort, said U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb.
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Postby Brad » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:49 pm

Mike Hollingshead of Extreme Instability www.extremeinstability.com is already hard at it this season:
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He also has a new book out:
http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Tornad ... 908&sr=8-1
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Postby the1wags » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:58 pm

Wow that first pic is freakin sweet!

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Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:19 pm

Mike Hollingshead, simply put has the BEST stormchasing site out there.

I have been checking his site weekly, for about a year now. He has some amazing work

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Postby Brad » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:10 pm

Mike Hollingshead got a good look of that wall cloud over Omaha on Sunday 7/20/2008

http://www.extremeinstability.com/08-7-20.htm

Looking South West from I29
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Looking North from what appears to be the Mac or South Omaha Bridge Road:
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Postby Louie » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:05 pm

that bottom picture has an extreme contrast between the dark shelf clouds with some lowerings (nothing serious) and the blue sky in the back

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Postby Allan_Love_Jr » Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:11 am

Brad wrote:Mike Hollingshead got a good look of that wall cloud over Omaha on Sunday 7/20/2008

http://www.extremeinstability.com/08-7-20.htm

Looking South West from I29
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Looking North from what appears to be the Mac or South Omaha Bridge Road:
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darn that is wicked  :yes:
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Postby Brad » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:35 pm

Mike Hollingshead from http://www.extremeinstability.com went down to Arkansas for the Ice Storm.  

http://www.extremeinstability.com/09-1-28.htm

Here are a couple:
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Postby Allan_Love_Jr » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:44 am

I love some of his Severe Thunderstorm photos. When Severe Storms roll in. I go from Trains to Severe weather in a second.
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Postby Brad » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:32 pm

FYI, Mike Hollignshead (same guy that shot the clouds in that other thread) got another AMAZING supercell last week:

http://www.extremeinstability.com/09-7-13.htm

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Postby the1wags » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:40 pm

Wicked! There's some hail in that thing.

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Postby TechnicalDisaster » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:43 pm

Holy |expletive|.  Amazing sequence of images.  What had me floored was the lights racing the wrong way from the truck in the posted image.  I didn't think camera flash could be so effective from so far away, and why he would use a camera flash for fill light anyway.  He has this explanation on his site:

Trying to get lightning now as light lowers further, before the storm overtakes me. I saw this one later and was like, how did that happen to the semi. Light streaks because it is moving obviously. Truck itself should have been transparent like the front looks to the left. A lightning flash had to illuminate it at the start of the exposure.


Ahhhh. That make sense, and makes the image that much more freakin unbelievable if you stop & think about it.

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Postby Brad » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:46 pm

I didn't catch that at first.
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Postby windsor » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:44 pm

That is an incredible photo.
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Postby omahastylee459 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:23 am

several of the pictures show a green sky, including the picture above.  I have never seen that before.  Does that have something to do with the camera or photo editing or did the sky actually turn that color?

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Postby Brad » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:35 am

omahastylee459 wrote:several of the pictures show a green sky, including the picture above.  I have never seen that before.  Does that have something to do with the camera or photo editing or did the sky actually turn that color?


You haven't been close enough!  The hail turns it green...
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Postby icejammer » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:39 am

More precisely, the light refracting through the hail gives the sky the green hue.  At least that's the leading theory of atmospheric scientists....
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Postby Brad » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:56 pm

Awesome!  Mike Hollingshead http://www.extremeinstability.com shot from Thursday Morning!

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Postby Brad » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:50 am

Look at this ice just north of Omaha!

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Postby Brad » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:52 pm

Incredible!  This rain froze so fast it looks like running water!

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Postby thenewguy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:16 pm

i'm glad that we missed out on that.  they may not have power for a few more days.
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Postby almighty_tuna » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:37 pm

Yeah, Tyler definitely needs some props on his photos as well.  He shoots good stuff.

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Postby Brad » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:21 pm

almighty_tuna wrote:Yeah, Tyler definitely needs some props on his photos as well.  He shoots good stuff.


I tried to get him to join the forum.
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Postby Linkin5 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:56 pm

Brad wrote:
almighty_tuna wrote:Yeah, Tyler definitely needs some props on his photos as well.  He shoots good stuff.


I tried to get him to join the forum.


The photos on his website are amazing.

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Postby Brad » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:42 pm

You know.... I left work last night thinking those clouds were kick |expletive|, but I got home and they daily grind sent in and I missed this!

So much for my new years resolution of not missing photographic opportunities!

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Postby Brad » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:53 pm

Chris & Mark, here is the photo I was telling you about the other night.

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Postby Coyote » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:36 pm

I see. cool!
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Postby Brad » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:59 pm

This one kicks |expletive|!

From http://www.extremeinstability.com

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Postby Brad » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:46 pm

Mike Hollingshead got a photo on Spaceweather today:  http://spaceweather.com/
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Postby Brad » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:04 am

Check out this "wave" looking cloud that Mike Hollingshead captured!  Amazing!

http://www.extremeinstability.com/2011-6-19.htm

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Postby Big E » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:10 am

Is it just me or do all of his photos look like they came out of some Maya 3D render engine circa 1998?
Stable genius.

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Postby Omababe » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:40 am

Big E wrote:Is it just me or do all of his photos look like they came out of some Maya 3D render engine circa 1998?


They do appear to have a certain "technically enhanced" quality to them.

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Postby Stargazer » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:16 am

Reminds me... the Amiga remains one of my most admired development systems.

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Postby almighty_tuna » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:59 am

Big E wrote:Is it just me or do all of his photos look like they came out of some Maya 3D render engine circa 1998?


I know what you mean, but it's amazing what a polarizer, ND filter and long exposure combo will get you.

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Postby Brad » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:44 pm

Aparently Mike Hollingshead's photo is on the cover of this month's National Geographic.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/ ... f-contents
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