Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thundersquall


THUNDERSTORM ON LAKE SUPERIOR, GREEN, MICHIGAN, JULY 21, 2009

Pentax K10D
Sigma 17-70 at 26mm
1/750 sec. f9.5
ISO 400

Often the broad big-sky vista of Lake Superior is a stage for dramatic weather as well as vivid sunsets. This squall -- at least 20 miles away -- slowly progressed in stately fashion across the lake from southwest to northeast on its way to paste Houghton/Hancock some 50 miles from the Writer's Lair.

2 comments:

Amy said...

That's it. We're moving to the UP. This picture sealed the deal. We've been looking at real estate in Houghton and I can't get over how much house you can buy for such a reasonable cost.

(in reality we've got 8 more years to go until early retirement)

Carl Morrison said...

At first glance, this looked like a mushroom cloud, but if it had been, you wouldn't be posting the picture I guess. There's some serious rainfall inside that cloud. I remember, as a kid, in So. Indiana when a storm was approaching, you could smell it in the air. Still true?