Photogenic Showers + Time Lapse!

Rain Showers

On October 19, 2013 I awoke to a patch of cumulus outside my window that looked somewhat photogenic. I drove to one of my favorite spots to better photograph them. Little did I know that I would be there for 2-4 hours snapping photos and recording videos for time lapse. Once the photogenic showers began, they just didn’t stop. One after the other, photo opportunities all around. Not only did I get to see rain showers, but I was also treated to a weak ragged shelf cloud along an outflow boundary. I was also treated to a large flock of Geese, and also several small flocks of Cranes. I did get photos of them, and videos too (videos of the Geese and Cranes will be posted at a later time. Look for them at THIS LINK). All in all it was a great day. The sunshine definitely played a role, more that just the destabilization, but also accented the scenes well. Below is a time lapse video of the rain showers, and also many photos for you to enjoy. Please feel free to share this entry! I also included radar images of the showers and noted my general position. The left image is radar, the right is echo tops. (radar and tops are for the shower in the featured image at the top left of this article) These showers were pushing 10-14k/ft. I also found some Chickory flowers, I snapped a pic of one of those too. Click any image to enlarge.

Radar Echo Tops

Chuck Russell

I shoot photos and videos of various different types of events related to weather, nature, motorsports, breaking news, and more and share what I capture with the world at

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