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Monday, September 07, 2009

Storm Chasers Show

Reed Timmer + Aurora, Nebraska Tornado

Here is a preview:

Here's a fact you probably didn't know about Reed: He paid for his new vehicle out of his own pocket!

Brandon Ivey and Matt Hughes will be on the show this year too, who are a couple of chaser friends near the Wichita, Kansas area. Brandon is a stand-up, laid-back guy who I always give hell to about how close he seems to get to tornadoes after dark (via radar). Matt is also a great guy and together, make solid forecasts on tricky days and seem to always bag the good stuff.

Despite the crappy year for most(not for us!), there will be some unbelievable footage on the show. Reed and crew nailed every single major day this year (April 26, April 29, May 13th, June 5, June 15th, June 17th) and took direct hits from tornadoes on 3 of those days...2 of those...they were the first ever to scan the vertical wind shear inside of a tornado. Data collected from all of these intercepts, including the radar data, will eventually help save lives in the future from tornadoes.

In other news, I have just found out via printing at that my monitor is way off on calibration. So if your monitor is calibrated correctly, my images probably seem very dark. To fix this problem, I'm calibrating it today with a ridiculously expensive program, so that I can print some photos in the future.


Steve Miller said...

It's sick to think about the # of photos I have edited on a standard HP, non-calibrated monitor. What program are you using for calibration?

DM said...

Hey Steve,

I know...but I guess there's hope. I calibrated it today....and the tech support people told me that the calibrated profile that is on my computer isn't compatible with IE (and possibly firefox) but is effective in Adobe and will be noticeable there. So it may not make a difference when viewed on here.

I used the x rite display 2 calibration tool, which I bought on BH for 200 bucks. Only good thing about it is, is that the software (and tool) can be used on as many computers for one license. We'll see if it works when I get more free test prints from WHCC.


Scott Ack said...

Hey man,
I've been wondering this for a while, but do you list your e-mail address the way you do because of potential spam mail? I've seen a few other sites where it is listed that way as well, without the @ and .(dot). Pumped about the new season, can't wait to see the aurora, Ne footage.

DM said...

Sup Scott,

Yeah, I am too lazy to build a picture file with it in there, but spam bots search for email addresses if you leave it as it is. I'm sure more sophisticated bots can even decipher mine too, but I don't get as much spam as I should probably.

The Aurora footage will be sweet, as will many other days! Reed didn't miss anything this year!

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