Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Such an Amazingly Awesome Shot, Had to Share...


As an EF-2 tornado swept across downtown Atlanta, one local photographer snapped the shot of a lifetime.Shane Durrance was on top of his condominium off Howell Mill Road when he saw the potential for a great photo of the downtown area. He took the photo just as 11Alive's Paul Ossmann was talking about tornado warnings in Atlanta.Durrance, who is an acquaintance of Ossmann's, sent the photo to 11Alive and said he believed he'd missed catching the tornado on film. But after Ossmann reviewed the picture, he assured Durrance that he had indeed gotten the shot.The picture shows a light-gray vertical stri p of what looks like clouds connecting the cityscape to the larger clouds above. That is the actual tornado. Ossmann said it didn't look like the usual sort of funnel cloud because it was embedded in rainshowers at the time of the photograph.

This picture sent to me by my cousin, Piazza. Were any of you watching the basketball game when that came through? Bama was and he was telling me about it. He said it was the most bizarre thing to watch, while one of the players was going up for a shot, then all of the other players (all on court) looked to the sky and stared. He said the coaches took players to locker rooms and then returned for their respective families. That was a wild night. Glad all were ok (as far as I heard), despite the damage.
http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=112981

2 comments:

The Roaming Southerner said...

My parents were next door at Philips arena and had NOOOOO idea! I called them freaking out!

Leigh said...

Southerner, thank is so scary. I cannot beleive they didn't hear it. Wow. Glad they were safe.