Mike H pictures passed off as Hurricane Katrina pics

I wish H would reconsider the pursuit of legal action. He's staring at a lifetime of no more work and all the chasing he can stand, at the low price of 6-12 months' legal bullshit.

I'd almost kill to trade places with him right now.
 
I swear... I'm buying Mike H a beer if I see him at the next severe conference.

Tim
 
I swear... I'm buying Mike H a beer if I see him at the next severe conference.

Hehe, it is getting kind of nice now. Things are turning around because enough now know who's they are so about every place they are posted folks point out where they came from. So, lots of plugs are happening with no effort from myself. No, I didn't start this with that in mind. It is however time to start removing watermarks! Steal away! I guess it would be wiser to just submit images with ones name on it than it would be to hope they spread viraly through e-mail and people later learn where they came from.
 
Heck Mike you could make a living off screwing the people rippin off your photos lol. They actually tried to post them on my local TV station here saying they were Texas storms. Sheesh
 
good grief LOL

The pictures are circulating at my job...with emails like "boy I'm glad we were nowhere near that hurricane". How can people really believe those pictures are Katrina? Yes, it's an awesome supercell. They are great photos. But this makes me laugh...

*Note the green, rolling grassland prairie!
*Isn't that nice round cloud a tad small for a HURRICANE?
*Not one palm tree in sight?

Even among the least weatherwise...I just wouldn't think those thunderstorms could be passed off as a hurricane. If one watches any TV at all, they see images coming out of Tornado Alley quite commonly these days. And the funny thing is, most people who work at this company have at least a Bachelor's degree. Not in meteorology my guess :)

PS - Mike, to those who sent me the email, I informed them and referred them to your web site. :)
 
Lo and behold those pictures are now on the front door of the main office of the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department here at Purdue. The sad thing...they surround a poster about a hurricane lecture today. You'd think even our secretaries would know better...but I guess not. Still, its better than pictures of rocks, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much...


BC
 
Originally posted by Ben Cotton
Lo and behold those pictures are now on the front door of the main office of the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department here at Purdue. The sad thing...they surround a poster about a hurricane lecture today. You'd think even our secretaries would know better...but I guess not. Still, its better than pictures of rocks, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much...


BC

:roll: :roll: LOL Geeze...
 
I have had a friend and a family member e-mail me Mikes pictures telling me they got them sent to them by e-mail and they are from hurricane Katrina. Then I tell them who's pictures they are and Mike H's website. Then they go to Mikes website and say nice pictures. I bet Mike H's website is getting busy.
 
Ah....the Great Plains of the Louisiana Bayou! Shrimp boats, cajun food and amber waves of grain.

My friend told me she received an email at work with photos of Katrina coming ashore. Before she said another word I told her they were fake. She wasn't fooled by the large supercells over open prarie either.
 
I just received these photographs in an email. A friend of mine said that they were taken by one of their friends in Southern Ontario. These photographs were being passed off as the recent tornadic supercell that moved through Toronto.

heh
 
I received the same forwarded email "Katrina coming in Photos" from my wife's boss this morning and immediately informed her that they belonged to Mike and gave her the link to his web site so he can get the proper credit.
She in turn emailed everyone that she had sent it to just to inform them as to who the pictures were taken by and to have them pass the correct information on if they had forwarded it already.
 
yeah, heh, my mother forwarded these to me with teh title of katrina coming in or some BS... but in the body of the email was something to the effect of " hey check this out! how stupid are people to believe that these photos are in LA or MS!"

Geez even my mom knows the truth and she can even tell you who's photo's they are.
 
Originally posted by Lisa Wadlow
Hey these things REALLY travel. Someone at my work place just sent an email out to a bunch of us here with Mike's pics that were supposedly Katrina pics. I \"replied to all\" telling them what they really are. Some of them actually believed they were Katrina pics. Good grief.

I received the same email yesterday. Did the same thing as you Lisa.

All,

Just for your information these images are not of Katrina. Instead they are images of Supercell thunder storms take in Nebraska and neighboring states. These images where taken by a storm chaser by the name of Mike Hollingshead from Nebraska.
Here is Mike's website address if you would like to check out more of his great images.

http://www.extremeinstability.com/

If you feel so inclined to do so, please pass this message to others also.

Thanks,
Storm Chaser from Oklahoma

Mick
 
I got an email from my mom(who lives in Sacramento) yesterday that contained pics of Mikes. The guy who put the email together put ridiculous captions under each picture. In one of them he said that the mesocyclone was a giant tornado. What a jackass. I let her know whose pictures they were. It is amazing how quickly this stuff spreads over the internet.
 
These pictures got me in trouble this week ... good grief.

My policy has always been to hit a 'reply all' button and tell everyone where the photos actually came from with a link to Mike's site. So I did that again as usual this week when I got the photos (three times I might add from different sources) ... but when you work at a law firm, the reply all went back to secretaries, lawyers and ultimately one of our clients who originated the email. Fortunately the attorneys didn't have a problem with me telling the client where the photos came from, but the secretary who forwarded it to me came unglued when she found out that I had emailed her bosses and one of their clients, feeling like her bosses would never trust her with an email again. Yikes ... had to sit and explain why I had done it for about 15 minutes, but she still wasn't satisfied. Fortunately attorneys understand the importance of copyright infringement, but this time around definitely caused a few ripples for me to deal with. I sure hope people get tired of chain emails someday - - -
 
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