Storm Ambushing

Well, you can’t really call it ‘storm chasing’ when it comes right to you. So, it happens that we had a tornado rip through Iowa City yesterday. Doesn’t seem to have done too much damage - touched down to the southeast of the city and leveled a cattle barn, but that was about all I saw. Far more interesting were getting shots of the funnel cloud spikes as it passed by my apartment building.

Don’t think I’ll be taking up storm chasing any time soon but shooting this gave me a great appreciation for what those folks do. This was thrilling but even watching these (small?) spikes form, you could tell just how dangerous this all is.