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Monsoon Dust Storm

Uploaded by: nukegm

Tuesday July 5, 2011

Maricopa, AZ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Crazy storm came through tonight!!

Image Width: 3860

Image Length: 2575

Bits per Sample: 8, 8, 8

Photometric Interpretation: RGB

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 40D

Orientation: top - left

Samples per Pixel: 3

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/20 sec.

FNumber: f/3.5

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 100

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Shutter speed: 4.32 EV (APEX: 4, 1/19 sec.)

Aperture: 3.61 EV (f/3.5)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.62 EV (f/3.5)

Subject Distance: 4294967295.0 m

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 10.0 mm

SubsecTime: 34

SubSecTimeOriginal: 34

SubSecTimeDigitized: 34

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 3860

PixelYDimension: 2575

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 4438.36

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 4445.97

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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74. Century25
1:28 AM GMT on July 23, 2011
It was nasty..! We've had quite a bit of those haboobs already this year. That one was different. Now - with this excellent image, I can observe the rotation above. I had a thought (that evening) that the absolute blackness & extreme dust/dirt & sand.. may have been sucked up by a vortex. However, the Phoenix weather service made no mention of that. I think it was a possible F0 touch & go thing. Plenty of empty deserts & fields out there.
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73. rcav8r
4:51 PM GMT on July 20, 2011
When I saw this in movies, I thought it was a camera trick or computer generated. Never fiqured it to be real. Awesome shot. Thanks for sharing.
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72. PatienceMelissa
2:17 PM GMT on July 19, 2011
Now that is beautiful but very scary! Where do you go from here??? I guess I would turn around quickly and run from the dust!
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71. robojazz45
1:01 PM GMT on July 19, 2011
As my uncle would say..."better than excellent!!" Had to shaRE IT.
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69. JdyJdyJdy
9:21 PM GMT on July 12, 2011
Congrats on your World View! This is one spectacular shot! Talk about right place at the right time! Awesome! :-)
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68. nukegm
6:35 PM GMT on July 10, 2011
Quoting Wanderoo:
Powerful photo! What was the aftermath?


A lot of downed trees and tons of dust on and in everything. Truly a mess.
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67. Wanderoo
5:39 PM GMT on July 10, 2011
Powerful photo! What was the aftermath?
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66. Faasai
3:17 AM GMT on July 09, 2011
Very, very nice! Great composition! Congratulations!
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65. catilac
12:51 AM GMT on July 09, 2011
Outstanding capture! Congratulations!
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64. tngardener
9:05 PM GMT on July 08, 2011
Truly awesome.
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63. dixiedaughter
4:02 PM GMT on July 08, 2011
WOW!
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62. nukegm
3:48 AM GMT on July 08, 2011
Thanks everyone for the compliments!!
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61. BEME
2:00 AM GMT on July 08, 2011
POSITIVELY UNREAL!!! Like something out of 'The Mummy' movies,or Hildago movie!!! Great composition and technique!!BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS EXCITING ACTION SHOT!!
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60. StephH
1:43 AM GMT on July 08, 2011
Wow!! That is awesome and definitely worth a 10!!
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59. pilotguy5
6:49 PM GMT on July 07, 2011
Nice shot! By the way, I like you user name.
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58. nukegm
4:34 AM GMT on July 07, 2011
Quoting gatorgal:
Exquisite photography of a mind blowing scene.
I love your composition, road leading to a biblical event.
I get a real feeling of anticipation, awe struck beauty, imminent suffocation, but I can't stop watching!
Did you know it was coming?
Did you anticipate this shot?
Excellent work!!!



Thanks!! I only knew this was coming when I could see it on the horizon in our backyard. Shooting these always gets best when the wall is almost on top of you.
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57. teach50
3:25 AM GMT on July 07, 2011
One incredible shot.
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56. DellucciFan
1:43 AM GMT on July 07, 2011
Awesome picture!
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55. SLR
12:54 AM GMT on July 07, 2011
Yow! It's events like this that make me appreciate our blah weather here in Northern Virginia - although it does limit our photo ops. Hope everyone has dusted off and is breathing easier in Arizona, for a spell at least. Congrats on a superb AC!
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54. gatorgal
11:41 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Had to fave ... this is more than a 10!
You need to enlarge and frame this - make a wall mural! Really.
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53. gatorgal
11:39 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Exquisite photography of a mind blowing scene.
I love your composition, road leading to a biblical event.
I get a real feeling of anticipation, awe struck beauty, imminent suffocation, but I can't stop watching!
Did you know it was coming?
Did you anticipate this shot?
Excellent work!!!
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52. minou
11:22 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
So much interest! Amazing photography! Congratulations!
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51. bostonandrew
11:02 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Interesting to look at this with the top 30% +/-
cropped off.

Great weather shot anyways.

Andrew
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50. kauinca
10:54 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Wow - insane! Great shot!
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49. roadwarrior2
9:06 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Absolutely fabulous shot!!!

You should put in a magazine....

W
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48. Leelee
7:54 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
I've never seen anything like that before. Amazing shot! A 10 from me and congrats on your AC!
Andrea
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47. virgo1048
7:53 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Holy cow! That's amazing. Great shot!!!!
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46. tomekandjola
7:46 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Awesome! Great photo. Congratulations.
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45. dcg138
7:30 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Amazing and scarey at the same time!
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44. nukegm
7:02 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
My camera was in the truck by the time it caught me, so no problems there.
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43. demmies
7:00 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
The Haboob was 3000 feet high and had a 60 mile range. I live 30 miles from Phoenix and when the storm hit Sun City it was still huge.
You took the best photo I have seen so far.
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42. Agris
6:22 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
I did not know so exactly what the dust storms look like ! Elegant shot indeed ! How about your camera? How you protect it when storm hits??
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41. kristinarinell
6:00 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Congratulations to a fabulous AC!
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40. miamilady
5:58 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Incredible photo of an incredible storm!
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39. nukegm
5:22 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
I made it back home into the garage with the truck just as it hitting!
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38. svoyles
5:14 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Holy Moses...Great shot!
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37. Willow13
5:14 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Excellent photography, Chris!!
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36. Madermade
5:07 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
OMG, this is incredible and cool! Congratulations!
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35. WigglesMom
4:38 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Were you overtaken by this behemoth after you took the photo and put your camera in a dustproof bag?!?
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34. nukegm
4:35 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Thanks everyone!! I don't have any shots of after the storm, it was dark by then and today its back to work for me.
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33. Arbie
4:07 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Do you have any "after" pics? I can't imagine the clean-up!
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32. katy99780
3:58 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
WOW!! I've never seen anything like that except in that movie... The MUMMY!! This is scary!
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31. ilovestorms1
3:57 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
AMAZING SHOT!
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30. bird12
3:46 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
superAC.10 ...yesterday saw storm first on tv moving... this is great shot ...
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29. Twistie
3:43 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW and again WOW!
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28. buddy2101
3:40 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Great shot! You captured the intensity of it all. It was the biggest to hit Phoenix ever! Very scary!
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27. got2dogs
3:14 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Awesome capture!!! what a storm! congrats on the AC! hate to be caught in all that dust.........
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26. aussieokey
3:14 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
This is amazing! I once saw a dust storm like this in the north of West Australia coming towards me and it's the most terrifying sight, knowing it's coming right at you! Even inside, the dust got into everything as it passed over us!
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25. GTAIVman
3:01 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Wiw! Amazing photo! Nice Dust storm
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24. RNJoel
2:45 PM GMT on July 06, 2011
Stunning - What an exciting once in a lifetime photo
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