1. Find more of my work here: mikeolbinski.com

    Also follow me on Instragram for storm photos and whatnot - instagram.com/mikeolbinski

    Still print of this storm can be found here if interested: gallery.mikeolbinski.com/stormchasing/h6015e87e#h6015e87e

    Technical deets: Canon 5D2, Rokinon 14mm 2.8...first three clips were at 1-second intervals = 880ish photos, the last sequence was around 90, 5-second exposures

    Music by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com/
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    It took four years but I finally got it.

    A rotating supercell. And not just a rotating supercell, but one with insane structure and amazing movement.

    I've been visiting the Central Plains since 2010. Usually it's just for a day, or three, or two...but it took until the fourth attempt to actually find what I'd been looking for. And boy did we find it.

    No, there was no tornado. But that's not really what I was after. I'm from Arizona. We don't get structure like this. Clouds that rotate and look like alien spacecraft hanging over the Earth.

    We chased this storm from the wrong side (north) and it took us going through hail and torrential rains to burst through on the south side. And when we did...this monster cloud was hanging over Texas and rotating like something out of Close Encounters.

    The timelapse was shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. It's broken up into four parts. The first section ends because it started pouring on us. We should have been further south when we started filming but you never know how long these things will last, so I started the timelapse as soon as I could.

    One thing to note early on in the first part is the way the rain is coming down on the right and actually being sucked back into the rotation. Amazing.

    A few miles south is where part two picks up. And I didn't realize how fast it was moving south, so part three is just me panning the camera to the left. During that third part you can see dust along the cornfield being pulled into the storm as well...part of the strong inflow.

    The final part is when the storm had started dying out and we shot lightning as it passed over us.

    Between the third and fourth portions we drove through Booker, Texas where tornado sirens were going off...it was creepy as all heck. And intense.

    I hope you enjoy this. Once thing I've learned about timelapsing is that I always wish it would be longer or wouldn't end. I wish I had been south and been able to record this storm come at me for 45 minutes.

    But I love it the way it is. I wasn't ever certain I'd see structure like this even though it's been such a goal of mine. But we did it.

    And by we, I mean myself and my buddy Andy Hoeland, who knows his crap and got us into position so we could chase this storm. Without him along I don't know if I get this timelapse.

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  2. No words to describe this. I've lived in Phoenix for 35 years and seen tons of dust storms.

    This was something else entirely.

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  3. Aerial Footage of Taksim Gezi Park resistance.
    For more footage & information please contact via email: jenk1907@me.com
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    Taksim Gezi Parkı havadan çekimleri
    Daha fazla görsel ve bilgi için iletişim: jenk1907@me.com

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  4. My new project
    Hyperdrive Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway
    vimeo.com/168500550

    my blog(Japanese) : darwinfish105.blogspot.jp/2013/06/blog-post_16.html
    camera : Panasonic DMC-GH3
    lens : OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6
    music : Solar Storm by BS
    jamendo.com/en/track/839082/bs-solar-storm

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  5. For more, check out my new Instagram @LukeShep2D
    instagram.com/lukeshep2d/

    Nightvision is a celebration of the brilliance and diversity of architecture found across Europe. Over the course of three months I journeyed with a friend through 36 cities in 21 countries with the ambition of capturing some of the greatest European structures in a new and unique way. Comprised of thousands of carefully taken photographs, strung together and stabilized in post-production, Nightvision aims to inspire appreciation for these man-made landmarks.

    Nightvision would not have been possible without my Kickstarter backers, the support of the American University of Paris community, everyone who helped along the way, and of course, those who designed and built these architectural masterpieces.

    Director : Luke Shepard ( lshep.com / facebook.com/lukeshep2D )

    AD : Henry Farrow Miller

    Music (with permission) : 'Outro' by M83
    ilovem83.com

    To learn more about Nightvision go to :
    lshep.com/nightvision.html

    For licensing & inquiries please contact me at :
    luke.j.shep@gmail.com

    Available in 4K resolution

    # vimeo.com/71501596 Uploaded 1.7M Plays 376 Comments

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