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Jan 17, 2019 22:09:21   #
tainkc (a regular here)
 
So, I outside photographing a newly acquired landscape in my front yard when I heard a loud, cracking sound from across the street. I managed to catch the action.

The stupid part?
I was standing underneath my oak tree.
I was standing underneath my oak tree....
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The aftermath.
The aftermath....
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Jan 17, 2019 22:31:13   #
BassmanBruce (a regular here)
 
That first one is a heck of a good shot. The others ain’t bad but you really caught the action right off the bat.

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Jan 17, 2019 23:02:46   #
tainkc (a regular here)
 
BassmanBruce wrote:
That first one is a heck of a good shot. The others ain’t bad but you really caught the action right off the bat.
Thanks! Actually kind of easy. The snow was wet and heavy and city- wide. We could hear the crackling sounds of branches breaking within sight all over the neighborhood. The crackling sound gave plenty advanced warning of what was about to happen. So, if one had camera in hand, it would be like shooting fish in a barrel. Some of them were whoppers! The entire area looked like a war zone when all was said and done. Lucky for me, most of the branches that broke off of trees in my backyard mostly fell in a neighbors yard.

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Jan 17, 2019 23:34:41   #
Rolk (a regular here)
 
tainkc wrote:
Thanks! Actually kind of easy. The snow was wet and heavy and city- wide. We could hear the crackling sounds of branches breaking within sight all over the neighborhood. The crackling sound gave plenty advanced warning of what was about to happen. So, if one had camera in hand, it would be like shooting fish in a barrel. Some of them were whoppers! The entire area looked like a war zone when all was said and done. Lucky for me, most of the branches that broke off of trees in my backyard mostly fell in a neighbors yard.
Thanks! Actually kind of easy. The snow was wet ... (show quote)


....um, but you're going to be a good neighbor and go over and
help them clean up the mess from your trees, right?

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Jan 18, 2019 06:09:02   #
J-SPEIGHT (a regular here)
 
tainkc wrote:
So, I outside photographing a newly acquired landscape in my front yard when I heard a loud, cracking sound from across the street. I managed to catch the action.

The stupid part?


Great captures Tom. Be careful my friend.

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Jan 18, 2019 06:21:15   #
CLF (a regular here)
 
tainkc wrote:
So, I outside photographing a newly acquired landscape in my front yard when I heard a loud, cracking sound from across the street. I managed to catch the action.

The stupid part?



Tom, the photos are fantastic and I am glad you did not have any bad effects. Stupid, no way, if that is stupid then we all need to get rid of our cars and never go outside and live in the basement to avoid tornadoes and hurricanes.

Greg

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Jan 18, 2019 07:07:40   #
tainkc (a regular here)
 
Rolk wrote:
....um, but you're going to be a good neighbor and go over and
help them clean up the mess from your trees, right?
Oh, yeah. The thing is, with the hours I work, I have no idea when I can do so. I am going to try and get one of my sons over here to help out. The city has a debris drop off site set up about a block away, but I still need a means to get it all there.

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Jan 18, 2019 07:08:19   #
tainkc (a regular here)
 
J-SPEIGHT wrote:
Great captures Tom. Be careful my friend.
Thank you, Jack. Trying to stay safe.

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Jan 18, 2019 07:09:47   #
tainkc (a regular here)
 
CLF wrote:
Tom, the photos are fantastic and I am glad you did not have any bad effects. Stupid, no way, if that is stupid then we all need to get rid of our cars and never go outside and live in the basement to avoid tornadoes and hurricanes.

Greg
Yeah, but I wasn't quite thinking since this was happening constantly all over the place. The area set a record for the amount of power outages due to this sort of thing.

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Jan 18, 2019 07:19:37   #
nimbushopper (a regular here)
 
Great capture!

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Jan 18, 2019 07:47:15   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
I have five large trees, heavy snow worries me......
Hearing a CRACK is always foreboding. I've seen my 20+ foot cedars bent over to 10 feet.

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Jan 18, 2019 08:09:04   #
Dannj (a regular here)
 
“They” say: if you’re around trees and here a loud crack, run! Doesn’t matter which way, just run!

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Jan 18, 2019 08:20:18   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
Dannj wrote:
“They” say: if you’re around trees and here a loud crack, run! Doesn’t matter which way, just run!

And fast! A few years ago there was a person killed on a local hiking path when a large limb fell.
So sad.

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Jan 18, 2019 08:37:56   #
jaymatt (a regular here)
 
Nice series--happy that you weren’t across the street.

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Jan 18, 2019 09:02:47   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
That first one's a beauty.

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