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Dust devils the size of tornadoes

Uploaded by: darnold

Sunday June 19, 2011

Slaton, TX (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Dozens of massive tornado-size dust devils pound Slaton, Texas one right after another. The drought stricken west Texas plains seems to have become a dust bowl as sustained high winds wreak havoc on the farms. Slaton is situated just south of Lubbock, Texas.

Image Description: Dozens of massive tornado-size dust devils pound Slaton, Texas one right after another. The drought stricken west Texas plains seems to have become a dust bowl as sustained high winds wreak havoc on the farms. Slaton is situated just south of Lubbock, Texas.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 50D

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows

Artist: Dave Arnold

Copyright: Dave Arnold all rights reserved (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/400 sec.

FNumber: f/14.0

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Shutter speed: 8.64 EV (APEX: 19, 1/399 sec.)

Aperture: 7.61 EV (f/14.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 4.50 EV (f/4.8)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 65.0 mm

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Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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8. lkw51
1:03 PM GMT on June 22, 2011
What a terrific capture! I am praying for rain for you guys out west. Congratulations!
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7. Greyelf
6:18 PM GMT on June 21, 2011
Great shot! I remember my dad telling me during the "olden days" when he still lived on a farm as a boy, that he used to chase down dust devils to let them whirl him around - like a carnival ride. I doubt he'd have done that with one of this size though!
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6. Luckystar
3:01 PM GMT on June 21, 2011
Awesome capture of the Dust Devil itself and great composition showing the drought stricken land, framed by the wonderful old sheds! 10!

Congratulations!!
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5. got2dogs
4:53 AM GMT on June 21, 2011
great weather shot!!
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4. gilg72
3:13 AM GMT on June 21, 2011
Great capture. We see a lot of dust devils in Northern NM, but have not seen one this big. I can just feel the sand pebbles on my face just looking at it.
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3. minnesotamom
2:26 AM GMT on June 21, 2011
I've seen these things and even went through one while trying to hide in a car wash and being pelted with rocks and sticks---it was frightening. GREAT capture!
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2. tamcat
1:45 AM GMT on June 21, 2011
Nice shot. They can pick up a person and carry them a short ways! -kevin :)
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1. ChrisAnthemum
1:34 AM GMT on June 21, 2011
You could fool me -- I'd run if I saw that coming at me!
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darnold

I've been in New Mexico for nearly 6 years and I have absolutely fallen in love with the landscape and rejuvenated my love of photography. Visit my site at www.davearnoldphoto.com for southwestern landscape, night photography and lightning photography. Feel free to drop me a line and let me know what your thoughts are.Create your own visitor map!

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