Getting a few images back from various people and sources in dribs and drabs and some other scans is definitely nice in the light of last years events. I loved this mofo bad-ass storm with its gustfront rapidly changing as it roared in at about 60km/h. This image was the pinnacle of an hour long chase. With constant anvil thunder belowing overhead and the underlated underside of the anvil adding to the ominous sight. Shortly after this image was shot I was cowering for cover in just a pair of shorts from a barrage of 1cm hail driven by 100km/h winds – all part of the fun !

‘ Jaws ‘




~ by Tony Middleton on February 21, 2011.

16 Responses to “Jaws…”

  1. I think we need to rename you from Toneman to Storm Man!

    • haha – nah… ‘Tone-man’ will suffice… sometimes you just gotta make do… in this case it came down to running on foot in bare feet and just a pair of shorts with a camera bag and tripod to get to location for this. (hot humid day at work prior). I knew the location and what would most likely unfold within minutes as well as where I could hide for a little while once it hit – would have been damn funny to see though – ha !

  2. Man you are enjoying summer Tony!

    • This one is from a couple of yrs ago Dave (6×17). Summer seems to only have lasted a week down here this year… I missed the best storms earlier in the season when I had no gear. There’s still some time and hope for more hottish beach days and storm days left πŸ™‚

    • Ooops sorry mate I should have read your caption more carefully.

  3. Good shot Tony, nice to see life-threatening dedication to the job!

    • haha – cheers Tim,
      It wasn’t exactly life threatening… unless rogue lightning I suppose, always calculate those risks in πŸ™‚

  4. Very dramatic Tony. Nice work!

  5. Cool Shot Tony.

  6. Stormchaser, you are a he man! Nice clouds.

  7. pretty crazy storm there Tony! awesome shot. love how the cloud “replicates” the land mass! πŸ™‚

    • hey Stephen, yeah it was borderline severe, but very photogenic and you are spot on about the image and it replicating the headland’s shape – this is one of the aspects of the image that I like too.

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