As a storm chaser, the ultimate goal is a tornado. Most chases are defined by whether or not you got a tornado, and on good days it depends on how many. Then there are the other days when it's just not in the cards. June 14th, 2014 was one of those days. Storms developed near the town of Stockton, KS and drifted slowly to the northeast, meanwhile I was set up just west of Smith Center, KS. I quickly moved SW to intercept the storm and watched it develop from a basic HP thunderstorm into a well sculpted beauty with a clear flat base. It was moving so slowly I could ramp up the creativity capturing several images of this storm with a number of foreground subjects, including this one with the waving wheat. It's one of the most defined cloud photos I have ever captured. The detail providing so much depth it really speaks to what I love about storm photography. This makes it the #6 photo of 2014.
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