Blue Addiction - Storm Gallery

A lot of photographers gravitate toward the color blue. I don't know why but there's something about that wavelength that intrigues humans. Sense of peace, tranquility maybe? I'm also one of those who chase all things blue. Blue violet in particular is far and away my favorite color, but blue storms of any shade, from turquoise to Tanzanite, are gorgeous. When the weather cooperates and gives me something blue, those shots become favorites.

So...since you guys have posted some *fantastic* natural big-hail green scenes, let's do blue ones! Hurricane, tornado, lightning, blizzard, ice storm--you call it (but natural colors/non-tweaked only please). I would love to see your gorgeous blue storms!

I'll start with a few in blue.

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As my brother will tell you, twilight or 'Magic Hour' is a great time for dramatic deep blue sky which comes out great on stills.

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Very cool Susan. The second one from the bottom is my favorite out of those...I think.

Here are 2 from May 10, 2005 east of Grand Island. It was actually dark out in both. I think where the flash is coming from helps determine the coloring. The first one is closer to sunset and maybe some of the remaining light helped with the white balance being different from the second later one.

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Next one is from May 5, 2003.
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Next one from August 5, 2003. Some lights from an electrical plant as well as Fremont were helping give that redish color to the bottom.
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A few blue-ish storms:

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Developing supercell with a nice blue tint in northwest TX on 5-13-05

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TOR-warned supercell on 5-5-03 in Macomb county, MI

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Tornadic supercell on 6-13-04 near Auburn, MI

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Sweet Bow Echo on 6-3-05 in southcentral KS
 
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This was a nice supercell shot near Mineral Wells TX after dusk..was hoping for a nice CG lightning bolt to go with it, but no such luck.
 
Oh yeah, amazing shots, guys! I always love blue colors on pics, especially when it shows how clear is the air. Here is some of my photos:

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PS: Susan, did you noticed the similarity of your 3rd pic with my last one :wink:
 
I'm not a photog, but here are some of the "bluest" images from my video collection...

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My best lightning shot.
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Cool blue sunset.
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Blue Gray nose
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From May 28, SE Colorado
Blue Sky Blue Storms
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Blue slot with a Blue bolt
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Blue hose
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Here is one blue pic more from last late-summer time evening when an explosive convection over north Adriatic came, taken in front of my house. Those red colors are because of Trieste city (Italy) below, the contrast was amazing:
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Two sweet cells are merging together towards Alps with nice blue color of the sky:
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Some of the first lightning pics I ever took in 2001.

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Developing Michigan supercell that produced my first tornado 2002.


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May, 23 2004

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May, 24 2004

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Sept 22, 2005

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Sept 2, 2005

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June 16, 2005

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May 30, 2005

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May 10, 2005

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okay im sorry I posted so many I just kept finding them.
 
This 'blue' shot is the northern end of a developing 40 mile long line segment, located in northwest Kansas. View is facing toward the northwest.

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--Al Pietrycha
 
Blueish storm near NE NC, that was partially turning linear at the time....

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Blueish Whales Mouth in a Severe storm in NE TN.

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Here is a lightning shot taken near Amarillo in 2003. Other than crop and a little unsharp mask, no other manipulations to the image have been made.

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