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Microburst

Uploaded by: docshovel39

Saturday September 29, 2012

Ropesville, TX (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: West Texas has been blessed with beneficial rainfall over the last couple of days . This microburst occured close to home .

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61. CountryDreaming
5:48 AM GMT on February 05, 2013
Absolutely fantastic!
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60. docshovel39
2:28 PM GMT on January 19, 2013
Thanks Sara and calpoppy !
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59. Sara99
3:33 AM GMT on January 19, 2013
Your pictures amaze me! I'm glad you shared this one. Reminds me of back home :)
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58. calpoppy
12:59 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
You have the ability to take pictures that transports us back in time! Really great!!!
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57. docshovel39
12:15 PM GMT on December 05, 2012
Thanks Dianne , Mary , Liz , Donna , Magee , and Taz !
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56. tazphotogal
9:16 PM GMT on December 04, 2012
Wow Tim- this is really cool. Love the look of this, almost appears as in the dust bowl days. Very cool, this is the first time I have seen this. I am very late in commenting, but saw it on the photo fly by! Reminde me of Kansas.. :0) Thank you for sharing with us. Karen
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55. mageeoutdoors
12:27 PM GMT on December 04, 2012
That should be hanging on somebody's wall.
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54. catilac
11:48 PM GMT on November 19, 2012
Fantastic shot Tim! Congratulations!
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53. sillygal
11:44 PM GMT on November 19, 2012
WOW!!!!!!
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52. mellyweb
3:56 PM GMT on November 06, 2012
Great news and fantastic image. Congratulations Tim!
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51. snosno
2:38 PM GMT on November 06, 2012
Outstanding image! AC Congratulations!!
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50. docshovel39
10:27 PM GMT on October 18, 2012
Thanks Linda ! I'm glad you're back safe :)
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49. Luckystar
2:14 PM GMT on October 18, 2012
Wow, Tim! A fantastic weather shot and so eloquent of the Texas plains! So very glad you all have been receiving good rains! We were west of you recently, in the Clovis area, heading out on vacation. So nice to see the parched plains look a bit greener. 10!

Congratulations on a marvelous AC!!
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48. docshovel39
3:21 PM GMT on October 07, 2012
Thanks Heidrun ! I appreciate it :)
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47. trailhiker44
2:51 PM GMT on October 07, 2012
Gorgeous weather shot !
So glad you got some much needed rain !
CONGRATULATIONS, Tim !!!
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46. docshovel39
12:52 PM GMT on October 07, 2012
Thanks Linda ! Kinda close to Levelland - about 25 miles or so . Thanks for taking the time to comment on my photos :)
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45. lindalaughs
6:33 AM GMT on October 07, 2012
cant be that close to Levelland, can it? Man, that sure looks like home .... The Texas Panhandle still calls to me....
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44. docshovel39
2:28 AM GMT on October 07, 2012
Thanks Kim for the comment !
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43. ruralartist
1:24 AM GMT on October 07, 2012
Extremely cool image! (Must have been some microburst to have leveled that building.) ;o)
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42. docshovel39
3:07 PM GMT on October 06, 2012
Thank You Elaine and thank you approvers for the blue frame ! I appreciate you both :)
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41. Biskitten
3:03 PM GMT on October 06, 2012
Awesome capture - AC Congrats, Tim!
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40. docshovel39
11:48 PM GMT on October 03, 2012
Thanks Anne and PlanetPest !
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39. AnneAbrams
1:37 PM GMT on October 03, 2012
Looks like thunder took down the house. Great image.
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38. PlanetPest
11:35 PM GMT on October 02, 2012
wow, love your treatment on this, and the lighting is wonderful. Awesome photo!
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37. docshovel39
7:50 PM GMT on October 02, 2012
Thanks Ingrid and Crucescruiser ! And Crucescruiser , I actually have that book and yes , it's very addictive ! My wife's grandparents lived in the Oklahoma panhandle during the dust bowl and boy could they tell a few stories about the experience . Those folks were tougher than I'll ever be .
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36. Crucescruiser
4:03 PM GMT on October 02, 2012
I'm baaack! The comment about the drought reminded me of a book I recently read, "The Worst Hard Time." It's about the Dust Bowl, which I'd heard stories from my parents and grandparents, but this book really tells how bad and extensive the drought was.

It's an easy read, one that can be read for a while, put down, and take up again.

The picture of the barn/shed/house is a vivid reminder how quirky nature is.
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35. cyril8
2:49 PM GMT on October 02, 2012
Remarkable!
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34. docshovel39
1:57 PM GMT on October 02, 2012
Thanks Skyepony and rosiegrey ! I appreciate it :)
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33. rosiegrey
3:45 AM GMT on October 02, 2012
Fantastic shot!
I too thought of The Wizard of Oz.

And yes, the rain we've finally been getting in Texas has been so greatly appreciated!
I'm in South Texas and we've been feeling the drought all summer too.
I get very excited when I see the clouds now!

Again, wonderful capture!
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32. Skyepony
2:34 AM GMT on October 02, 2012
I'm featuring this shot in my blog a few days. Nice to see TX get some rain!!!
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31. docshovel39
12:03 AM GMT on October 02, 2012
Thanks Gil ! No damage , just much needed moisture :)
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30. gilg72
9:30 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
A great weather shot Tim. Looks vicious. Hope there was no damages from this storm.
Congratulations on the VIP!
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29. docshovel39
3:28 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Thanks Sharon ! I appreciate your comment :)
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28. nanapoo
3:26 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
LOVE this!!! VIP Congrats Tim!!!!! hey Approvers...where is the AC??? This is a great image!
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27. docshovel39
3:14 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Thanks so much Mindi for the comment ! I'll have the tank trucks head your way :)
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26. BEME
1:38 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
SUPER AND DRAMATIC PHOTO HERE!!! I love the sepia treatment!! :)Cool that this made it on VIP!!Send some of this moisture up to the Central Midwest,namely Iowa/Neb would ya? Thanks!! :)-Mindi
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25. docshovel39
11:58 AM GMT on October 01, 2012
Thanks Duane and Tanger !
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24. Tanger
10:40 AM GMT on October 01, 2012
Great Shot!!!!!
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23. RenoSoHill
4:34 AM GMT on October 01, 2012
Great capture Tim!
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22. docshovel39
8:39 PM GMT on September 30, 2012
Thanks Wanda !
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21. Wanda1948
8:36 PM GMT on September 30, 2012
Beautiful capture, Tim!
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20. docshovel39
8:22 PM GMT on September 30, 2012
Thanks so much Julie , Mara , Dave and Martin - I appreciate the comments :)
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19. WigglesMom
6:46 PM GMT on September 30, 2012
Until someone has lived through a drought, there's no way to fully know how blessed are such sights, the smell of rain at long last in the air, the sound of the first drops hitting long-parched land, the feel of answered prayer! This photo could be from the 1930s -- your eye & steady hand with the camera have combined with the weather to make a photo worthy of an art exhibition on drought and rain! Julie in Ohio
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18. WurzelDave
6:41 PM GMT on September 30, 2012
Splendid capture.
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17. minou
5:26 PM GMT on September 30, 2012
awesome capture!
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16. MartinMg
4:56 PM GMT on September 30, 2012
Impressive!
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15. docshovel39
4:36 PM GMT on September 30, 2012
OH , and by the way , when I said that the microburst occured "close to home" , that doesn't mean that the old shack is where I live :) Heck , that old shack is nicer than my house .
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14. docshovel39
4:26 PM GMT on September 30, 2012
Tahnks a bunch Susan , calpoppy and Crucescruiser ! TOO funny on the comment Crucescruiser - this old house just might fall on a witch somewhere :) Glad you survived the twister .
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13. Crucescruiser
3:58 PM GMT on September 30, 2012
I hope Auntie Em is okay, but she's bound to miss Dorothy and Toto.

Greetings from a Kansas twister survivor.
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12. calpoppy
3:27 PM GMT on September 30, 2012
Amazing shot, the black and white really makes the clouds ominous!
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11. got2dogs
3:00 PM GMT on September 30, 2012
great shot Tim!! so glad you've had some of that much needed rain! (love the sepia treatment on this shot!)
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docshovel39

Hello , my name is Tim . I live in the small farming community of Ropesville , Texas with my wife and photo partner Sherry . I got involved with photography because of my older brother Steve - a fantastic photographer who lives outside of Seattle , WA . My favorite work , apart from his , is a terrific book entitled " Ghosts in the Wilderness " by Tony and Eva Worobiec . It captures the remains of small , abandoned rural communities across the Midwest , much of it shot in black and white . I also have become a fan of photographer Jim McGuire . His black and white shots ( nashvilleportraits.com) are amazing . Thank you for your comments and have a GREAT day !

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