Tornado Alley, USA - markhumpage
Mark with Harper Tornado

Mark with Harper Tornado

Thanks to Liana Binkley-Sain for taking this pic of me with the Harper Tornado.

This amazing event was captured n Kansas 2004. I positioned and watched the tornado develop in front of my eyes and then give chase till it died. It was a truly some experience, probably never to be repeated again.

I captured the entire tornado from its birth through the funnel stage to its mature tornado stage and finally its roped out deterioration. For the record first funnel sighted 1920 hrs. Tornado touchdown 1925hrs. Tornado dissipation (rope stage) 1945 hrs. Tornado on ground for exactly 20 minutes. Bear in mind the average tornado only last seconds or a few minutes then you appreciate the intensity and unique nature of this event. I was truly humbled. All captured with Olympus E1 and various lenses.

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