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Rotation Cell
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Rotation Cell
Rotation Cell
180/4.5, 28mm F3.5 Quantaray, Chippewa Falls WI, This rotating cell was massive. It took about an hour to build and once it did, it scared the wits out of the entire area. Both sides of the cell were lime green and the rotationg lines leading down to the mess over the horizon was muddy brown and gray. The flags in the yards went from blowing North to an about face and blowing severly South in a matter of minutes.
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LISA L. HOWARD
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    Tony, this is an awesome shot. Did it ever toouch down. I would have been terrified.

6/10/2005 1:55:21 PM

 
Tony Wilder
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Yes, but not for another 30-45 mins later one county North East of me. But all day, all weekend, it was a wild ride. One cell after another. I shots 11 roll sin one weekend. Everything from double rainbows, to shelf and wall clouds to hail storms to funnel clouds. At one point the entire sky as far as I could see was yellow. And a distant rain band was slowly approaching. The adreniline really starts to pump. I don't have an incar radar yet so it gets frantic at times.

6/10/2005 1:58:49 PM

 
Debbie Truesdale
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Awesome shot!! Wouldn't want to be there!!

6/10/2005 2:05:19 PM

 
Lori S. Aschbrenner
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Whoa! This is such an awesome capture! I cannot image being there and seeing this in person. I guess I need to call my family in WI to see how they faired! What county was it where it touched down at? Sawyer?

6/10/2005 2:19:47 PM

 
Tony Wilder
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nope, Clark County, Rusk County and Dunn county got the brunt, Northern Chippewa County got some of it.

6/10/2005 8:39:12 PM

 
Shelly J. Harris
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How cool is that!!!!! I Would have liked to seen it, but yet I'm glad it didn't make it across Lake Michigan.

6/10/2005 9:01:51 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Love this shot! I grew up in Okla. and we saw alot of weird clouds and changes in the weather in a matter of minutes. It was fun and scarey at the same time!
~:O)

6/11/2005 12:30:07 AM

 
Tony Wilder
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the heart sure does get pumping doesn't it, when looking so small up against mother nature?

There isn't a rush like it.

6/11/2005 12:59:21 AM

 
Joe Terni
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That is realy a terrific shot Tony.The different colors and rapid changes in the sky must be just so wonderful to photograph.Of course I dont realy know if I could shoot much from the cellar as I reckon thats where I may be! Yes certainly wonderful but real scary at times is nature.Great shot Tony.

6/11/2005 7:49:43 AM

 
Cynthia A. Jones
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It scares me just looking at it from my computer. Great Shot!!

6/11/2005 10:04:06 AM

 
April  Riggs
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cool shot

6/11/2005 6:29:20 PM

 
Tony Wilder
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thanks again, for the recent comments. Maybe next time I build my home I can build a peephole out so I can shoot form the shelter from my home:)

6/11/2005 7:46:44 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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This is amazing! GREAT capture, Tony!

6/13/2005 1:26:08 PM

 
Chris Macer

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Amazing capture Tony! That is one scary shot!

6/14/2005 8:21:46 AM

 
Tony Wilder
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appreciate it!

In person it was sure awe inspireing. I have always had respect for mother nature, but even more now!

6/14/2005 2:58:04 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Great capture! I've seen a few of these and never managed to get a shot. Good job.

6/22/2005 10:55:16 AM

 
Susana Heide
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This is such an incredibly intriguing image!! I could stare at it for a long time! But I hope I never have to see it in person. It would terrify me!!!!

7/6/2005 10:44:47 PM

 
Tony Wilder
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thanks susanna-I shot this and submitted it into the scarey Travel contest last month.

I shot this when I had my Minolta SLR 35mm. I now have a Canon Rebel XT, and am loving it. Getting use to it, only had it 1 week:)

7/7/2005 10:33:41 AM

 
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This is all too real of a threat.

7/23/2005 4:26:05 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Congrats on this captivating finalist!

7/23/2005 5:16:01 PM

 
Tony Wilder
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ty

7/23/2005 6:55:53 PM

 
John Tubbs
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My heart rate picked up several points just looking at this!

7/24/2005 5:30:49 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Tony

Congratulations on your second place win.

Job well done. Kerby

7/25/2005 2:20:58 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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What a great shot!! Congratulations on this scary scary winning shot!!

7/25/2005 7:28:03 AM

 
Tony Wilder
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THANK YOU! Thanks to everyones recent kind words and THANKS ALOT to the judges. I joined this site alittle over a month ago and there's nothing about it I can't navigate or understand. It's easy to use and simple a treat to be a member of. Some excellant eye popping images are displayed EVERYDAY and ontop of that, a person can learn everyday something new.

Thanks again to the Staff of BetterPhoto and to everyone who has viewed one of my images.

(ps: We were slammed by 80+mph winds, trees knocked down and power out for a day and YES I took photos:)

7/25/2005 7:36:28 AM

 
Tony Wilder
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recently, SINCE this image was captured.
It's been a heart racing summer of TSTorms

7/25/2005 7:38:16 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner!!!

7/25/2005 9:05:51 AM

 
bob cornelison
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Congrats on this awesome shot!
~:O)

7/25/2005 12:39:39 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome image, Tony!!! Big Congratulations!!!

7/26/2005 1:52:31 PM

 
Nicole Kessel

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Wonderful capture, Tony! I have a phobia of tornadoes and this really gives me chills! I'm so glad you are still here to share it! :)

8/21/2005 7:27:32 PM

 
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