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March 7, 2012
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May 24, 2011, 5:42:22 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 Windows
The Shawnee Tornado II by INTOtheRFD The Shawnee Tornado II by INTOtheRFD
The Shawnee, Oklahoma tornado continues across I-40. I zoomed out to capture some wider perspectives of this tornado, that now had a red dusty debris cloud at the bottom as it tore into trees on the interstate about 150 yards from our location. Shortly after this image to go into the car to run from the tornado. The spekcles in the air on the left hand side of the frame are pieces of debris lofted into the air by the tornado that were now falling as they escaped the stronger winds.

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An awesome shot. The tornado looks like it is tearing up the road ahead of those cars, the green of the landscape is a sharp contrast from the dark clouds. And the horizon looks to be on fire. Looks like a city is burning in the way distance. It is most likely just the light of the sun but it looks awesome with this dramatic scene of the tornado throwing debris around. The line of the tornado looks like some magic playing part in the image and it is very nice how it curves through the image almost parallel to the trees in the corner.
Not just a spectacular force of nature, but captured in a very nice shot. Very nice work :D

Vision here is more based on timing then anything else. the timing with witch you happened to come upon this and had the clarity of mind to shoot this awesome photo.
Originality well I'm sure there are photos of tornadoes through out the internet.
Technique well here you are forgiven the tiny flaws that are here and there in the technical aspects of the image for the shot is taken under circumstances that most people hope never to be in let alone shoot photos in.
Impact well This photo does pack a punch. Awesome work :D
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OrionShipworks Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now THAT is terrifying!
INTOtheRFD Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
It wasn't too bad because your in awe with what is happening in front of you.
PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013   Photographer
Amazing how you are able to see the stuff flying around, very intense!
INTOtheRFD Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yeah it was a fairy intense moment. Glad that comes across in the image!
BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
That is crazy! Great composition too
INTOtheRFD Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
ArtLoverHuger Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Awesome shot love every thing about this shot. Reminds me of home. I'm from around Shawnee, Kansas I have a very vivid memory of something very similar to this, when I was around 6or7. Thanks for taking me home again!
INTOtheRFD Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you like the shot... ironic that it was also in a town called Shawnee haha.
Brookcresent Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hope those people in those cars got out alright they were right in it's path was it a sidewinder ?
INTOtheRFD Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
They were okay as far as I know... the debris in the air was from a semi that got hit and the driver was pretty shaken up.
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