Hello WU Friends:
Prompted by a desire to enjoy some of the great WU pics in the archives and share them with you - I began the Best of Month blog series a year ago. As the year went on, I realized that I had missed some best of shots as my research got more complete as the months passed.
So here's one more blog in this series giving you a look at some of the highest rated pics on this site. Again, I've tries to find the highest/most rated shots of the photogs - so these shots are really selected by the raters. I usually post 60 shots per blog adding them over a couple of weeks - so check back if you want to see them all.
Thank you for all who have shared your stories and added comments this past year. I truly appreciate my world wide extended family on WU. A very merry Christmas to all of you.
Tornado over Black Lake, Michigan, during the October 18, 2007 tornado outbreak. This tornado was rated EF1 with winds up to 94 mph. Damage consisted of a barn destroyed just north of M-68. The sporadic damage path up through Black Lake was 1/8 mile wide and around 10 miles long. Some tree damage was seen around Black Lake. The photo taken by Nathan Krinsky from the back deck of his home on Black Lake in northern Michigan, 15 miles southeast of Cheboygan. The sun was setting at 5:25 pm EDT when this photo was taken, and if you look closely, you can see a rainbow, thanks to the spray kicked up by the tornado.
Small aurora that started right at sunset tonight. Stayed just a stream for most of an hour. Hopefully we will see more in the next few days. You can see more Northern Lights photos in my folder here and at my web site www.northpolegallery.com
I was out looking for some geese in flight when I scared up this rooster pheasant (along with several hens.) It's about as close as I've come to one with a camera in my hands.
Talk about luck... No, I did NOT wait for the gull to fly across the sun! But I am very glad it did.
Looks like green velvet.......... (jaydee
Very beautiful, also very cold(-35c)BBRRRR !!
I thought I was gonna have frostbite getting these pics!
This is just the broadside of a cardinal. Testing my new lens, and it works wonderfully. First auto focus telephoto I have had, and for these 75 year old eyes, it is wonderful. I fought getting it, but now I am glad to have it.
Very hard to take pictures of water falls while it is raining. I was wiping my lens off between every shot. The umbrella couldn't stop the water fall spray coming from the front or the rain that was coming in from the side. Still, I had a wonderful time seeing these HUGE falls.
In a secluded valley just off San Pasqual Valley by the San Diego Wild Animal Park.
Jogging trail parallel to Magazine St. in Audubon Park
The fog traces the path of the Buffalo River in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains.
There were four deer headed in my direction. I stopped in the road to let them pass. This one seemed as though it was dancing across the road as I snapped the photo through my windshield.
I can never do anything with these feathers when they're wet!
Weather report were about 25 km/h winds. Instead this port town Ventspils got about 25m/s few hours ago. There is too risky enter into seaport. Stormy weather is reported in many paces around Europe Atlantic side today.
Wet snow changes everything.
My Favorite Sqirrel Tail Hat
Double-ended goat :-) (Leelee
No, it's just two Valaisian (?) Goats lying together in the sun. The front parts of the animals are black, the hind quarters white, which achieves that funny result.
Early evening rain showers gave way to create a tube of foggy mist snaking through the New River Gorge.
This shot was taken on the 10th of july when a cold front moved thru chicago pushing hot and humid air in front of it , its called a
Storm moving through Hastings NE around 8:48 PM
Sunrise at Lake Windermere
this little hummer was trying to figure out how to drink from a hummingbird feeder..It had not been off the nest long...and found some refreshing nectar I had made for it...
Funnel over the neighbors (slars
This funnel became a tornado that traveled a 1-mile path while staying on the ground for 30 minutes! The damage began less than 1 mile from where this picture was taken.
This is a photo of a ship about to go down. The huge swells just beat her bad>
Does not look like a stirrup at all, but it is too pretty not to take some pictures.
Fly Me To The Sun? (Ralfo
After taking pictures of the Sunrise this morning I was setting up my telescope to look at the Sun. Two miles east I noticed some airplanes that flew close to the Sun. One look like it was heading directly into the Sun. This is it!!!
Sun Dogs. As the sun got higher it created a double halo with coronas on both
Another view of Cedar Falls (slieb25
Cedar Falls at Hocking Hills State Park near Logan, OH
Visit to zoo in Edinburgh.
For about the past month I've been trying to get some good lightning photos. I've had my Digital SLR for about a year and a half now, and am just now finally starting to get the hang of using it.
I've been driving out to the middle of the country during storms trying to capture lightning, but every time I get to my destination and the storms are gone.
This time I just stayed at home and propped up the camera on the tripod, kicked back in a folding chair with a cold one and some smokes and started snapping pictures with the remote control. 8 second shutter speed at 100 ISO seemed to get the best results.
Out of about 150 photos, I had 15 REALLY good ones...this was definitely my favorite of them all though
Monday Morning Rainbow (DenJ
This rainbow made me late for work this morning. View looking at St. Thomas,US Virign Islands Airport.
This waterspout was spotted off the north side of Sunshine Key.
Taken from Interstate 15 near Brigham City Utah
Saw these neat looking clouds and figured I would share them with you all.
The Sky had something planned all along.
The Night draws near and we wait expectantly...
Such beautiful colors tonight. The very last light of the day.
I can't explain the title, it's just what I happened to think of while lookng at it. The muted colors look a little like an impressionist painting; pastel-like.
The Sisters loom above the fog while the afternoon sun shines on the Sitka waterfront. The morning fog gradually gave way to more and more sunshine during the six hours of daylight that Sitka has in mid-December. Of course, we'll take any sunshine we can get this time of year.
true black%white without any editing...
Sunrise (pre-sunrise) at Pine Glades Lake in Everglades National Park. This was a favorite straight from the camera.
The Snowman and Chickadee (Jayne
Handy use of the tail for an umbrella.