This is a watermarked full length version of Pour Down Thy Weather. A non-watermarked version can be purchased or rented at Vimeo Video on Demand.

“Pour Down Thy Weather” was a five-year effort to capture timelapse sequences of intense nocturnal thunderstorms. The goal was to immerse the viewer into the ferocity and chaos of these storms without flinching. The accompanying thundering music produced by Felipe Adorno Vassao and Tempero begs the volume to be turned up to 11.

I photographed the storms between 2009 and 2013 in Rapid City, South Dakota from three fixed sites using custom-made camera shelters built to withstand hail, rain and strong winds. Using an array of cameras which included the Nikon D700, Canon 60D and Canon 5D Mark II and Mark III, over 100,000 images were captured during the 5 years.

Thank you goes out to Mike Bickett for building the camera shelters and helping with setup, maintenance and logistics. I also want to thank my wife Sharon for putting up with my obsessive need to photograph storms and for frequently having to share her bed with two frightened children when storms approached and I left to film. Furthermore, I would like to thank Rob Mudge for graciously letting me use his building site for one of my camera shelters, and finally I would like to thank Dr. Walt Lyons for his advice and counsel on production related matters.

Photography and Editing – Tom A. Warner
Music – Dragon Heart, Dream Stealers, Domination by Felipe Adorno Vassao and Percussive Adventure by Tempero. Licensed from

Video segments from this movie can be licensed for use in productions at WeatherVideoHD.TV

You can follow me on Twitter @warnerimages

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