Jul 152013

twister 1753

I caught this dust devil while we were coming back from Joshua Tree National Park yesterday. We were on the western end of I-10 driving about 80 mph (speed limit is 75 mph). I guess all my years of taking pictures from a moving car have paid off!  Not to mention a little help from Aperture to correct for the tinted window… and Topaz Clarity.

A dust devil, like a tornado, is a weather phenomenon. Dust devils form as a swirling updraft under sunny conditions during fair weather, rarely coming close to the intensity of a tornado. According to Wikipedia,  certain conditions increase the likelihood of dust devil formation: Continue reading »

Aug 172010

ISO 80; f/5.7; 1/100; 100mm (Canon SX10) 5:46 pm Looking Southeast

ISO 80; f/5.7; 1/800; 100mm (Canon SX10) 5:48pm Looking East (See the rain within the cloud?)

ISO 80; f/5.7; 1/800; 100mm (Canon SX10) 5:52pm Looking North (This is not a black and white photo!)

The Weather all around Quartzsite, AZ

Finally it is cool enough to hangout outside, but….