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Gathering Storm

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 12 June 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A small farm near Gilchrist, Oregon

This image from a series of storms that rumbled through the Cascades and Central Oregon over several days last week. The storms produced three tornadoes and a 14 year-old boy was hit by lightning. Rare for the Pacific Northwest.

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Mirko Herzner from Germany

The picture has a great message as it puts the little house in the middle of the image like being the shelter from everything bad in this world... Well done!

12 Jun 2009 6:22am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke Dock boy,Wales), Germany

Big wide open spaces,nice shot !!

12 Jun 2009 10:26am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

very dramatic sky and wide open spaces......the house looks very small compared to the scale of the storm....

12 Jun 2009 10:56am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Rare indeed!

12 Jun 2009 11:25am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Stephen it's gorgeous, I hope she can withstand the storm, what a beauty and lovelylandscape ;)

12 Jun 2009 12:54pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Stephen, this is awesome!!! The patterns, composition, light, tonal range... very beautiful capture!

12 Jun 2009 3:30pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Très joli monochrome

12 Jun 2009 3:49pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

gorgeous shot here Stephen!! beautiful tones, a wonderful wide angle and a dynamic and turbulent sky!!!

12 Jun 2009 4:29pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

One of my favorites, the white frame house. best...jerry

12 Jun 2009 4:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such drama! It looks like the white house is about to receive the full force of the storm's furry.

12 Jun 2009 4:42pm

grant from kansas city, United States

excellent - the house looks so vulnerable.

12 Jun 2009 4:46pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Lovely powerful shot.... Looks like Dorothy should be running thru the field, trying to get back to the house before the storm hits.......

12 Jun 2009 8:08pm

@Susan: Your comment amuses me in that my dad took me to see "The Wizard of Oz" when I was 5 years old. I was terrified as the tornado approached and screamed out loud in the movie house. Soon, the black and white film changed to color - the wicked witch was crushed - and things seemed to go right from then on (except for that detour amongst the poppies) - oh, the metaphors...

yz from Budapest, Hungary

wow, powerful

12 Jun 2009 8:27pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Awesome the BW.

13 Jun 2009 4:39am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive sky !

14 Jun 2009 8:55pm