Monday, October 14, 2013

Storms: 2014 Calendar Available Now!

Long time no post... figured I'd take a quick moment to mention that I've decided to put out a calendar for 2014. This one is storm images I've taken over the last few years. I may make another 'seasonal' one shortly. Anyway, the calendar features 12 8x11 images on glossy paper. The images are in the same order as displayed on the cover here:
To purchase the calendar just follow the link here, click 'add to cart', and choose your method of payment. Most orders will be received in 4-5 days and the price of $29.85 includes shipping! If you've ever wanted to own some of my images but just don't have the cash for a print. This would be a great way to get a lot of images for your money! Great for your favorite storm lover for the holidays or to have some awesome images of nature's power displayed in your home or office! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! In other news... I have quite a bit more free time and plan to be updating the website and my gallery sites here shortly. I've also been entering some contests on various sites! To get updates follow me on twitter @intotherfd or add 'Into The RFD Photography' on Facebook! Thanks, Chris

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday Special

Hey guys, Ever wanted to own one of my pieces for yourself, or maybe you want to give one of my images as a gift this holiday season! In celebration of 'Black Friday' you can use discount code EJVFXA through Monday for 50% off any of the images available on the 'Shop' link on my 'Into The RFD Photography' facebook page or at: Just enter the code at checkout! Thanks!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Stormy Skies Time Lapse

Hey guys, Just wanted to get a link up to a quick timelapse I just created! Check it out and let me know what you think! The video includes scenes from supercell thunderstorms on the Great Plains both during the day and at night, as well as the Northern Lights when they are occasionally visible this far south! Thanks! Chris

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Long Time, No Post...

Hey everyone, Its been a long time since I've made any updates and I certainly apologize for that! I took a new job that requires quite a few hours so its kept me away from my camera and updating various web pages. I'm trying to finally make some progress on things on the home page and my various gallery pages over the next week! I have quite a few chase accounts to post from this season, but a drought also put a pretty major damper on much in the realm of chasing opportunities. A string of days in early May offered a couple of brief photographic opportunities. Then a pair of late May days offered some incredibly photogenic storms. The first being May 27th, as a tornado warned storm took on some mean structure in Central Nebraska! Here's an image:
Then on May 30th, I traveled to West Central Kansas with good friends and documented a supercell that fired, and then was caught by a squall line near the town of Jetmore! Here was one of our many views of this squall line above a mature wheat field as we neared Dodge City:
I also captured an incredible lightning strike with a rainbow in the golden glow of sunset!
I took a pretty long break while getting on my feet at work... then finally on August 2nd storms returned to the High Plains! We had an incredible intercept in the Black Hills and Badlands National Park in the southwestern corner of the state! Photogenic storms in photogenic terrain, it really doesn't get much better than that! Here's a couple images from the day:
Finally a couple weeks ago, I took a trip out to the Black Hills to camp with some friends for the Perseid Meteor Shower. We ended up spending the night atop 7200 foot Harney Peak on Saturday night, and while most of my better images came during the day, the shower from a mountain peak was an experience I won't soon forget! Here are a couple more images from the trip!
As you can see I have alot of image accounts to get up on the website! I'll be working on those the rest of the week... but until then I hope you enjoy the images! Thank you all for your patience! Chris

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

If it's May... you chase!

Hey everyone... I have so much work to do after the last week. I have been planning to make quite a few website updates but have been chasing storms for the past week. May 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th were all chase days. I also went out locally around sunset to timelapse some distant storms on May 3rd. After all of that time in the car I've been recovering and getting some work done the last few days and am finally getting around to work on things. On May 1st... I chased in Southwestern Minnesota and Northwest Iowa and got a brief tornado warned supercell! IMG_2183 copy IMG_2242 copy There was also a decent light show after dark! IMG_2340 copy Then on May 2nd, I chased in Southern Nebraska where the cap finally broke just before dark. A supercell tried to wrap up above my head! IMG_2459 copy IMG_2507 copy Then I captured the best cloud to ground strike I had ever gotten on the way home! IMG_2659copy On May 3rd... I went out around sunset to timelapse some local convection, I also included a timelapse of the supercell developing near Fullerton the previous day. May 4th was a very frustrating day, where supercells tried to get going and constantly weakened right as we would get to them. Here is a quick shot of some mammatus from a dying storm and then a stack of lightning images after dark near Norfolk. IMG_2745 copy NorfolkStack1 copy May 5th was the worst day of the bunch... a strong cap stopped storms from developing and we basically got a tan with 1000 other chasers. That being said it was great to chat with friends and put some facebook faces to names in the real world. Ill keep you updated here as I get these accounts done! Thanks, Chris