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Comments (7)

Hank Waxman on September 4, 2008

George, this is a phenomenal photograph. How far away from you was the storm? Every since I read Robinson Crusoe as a kid I've been fascinated by waterspouts. That little streak of lightening is a great photo effect, but it doesn't compare with the power of the spout.

All I can say is WOW!


Marilyn Whiteley on September 4, 2008

I'd been wondering when we'd hear from you, George, but I didn't anticipate this spectacular a return! Hank's "WOW" is right on!

Today we're start back from Wisconsin to Guelph via Ottawa, so the rest of you photos will have to wait.


George Sled on September 4, 2008

Thank you, Marilyn and Hank. I was away all summer with no internet to speak of and then I went to Moncton (Dieppe, NB) to play in the Canada 55+ games (hockey). The storm went right up the lake and never touched land where we were. I think this is a waterspout, but it looks pretty large. I may be just an intense rain squall.

Jewels on September 5, 2008

Very dramatic and yes, WOW!!! What a spectacular sight to have witnessed in person. A fantastic capture. Well done, George.


George Sled on September 5, 2008

Thanks, Julie. I'm glad it stayed out in the lake.

Steven.D on November 27, 2009

Wonderfull. Already to see such a thing, and then being able to capture it so well! Impressive. Very well done!

George Sled on November 28, 2009

Thank you Steven.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 3, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by George Sled
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Taken on 2008/07/16 03:00:39
    • Exposure: 3.000s
    • Focal Length: 78.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO640
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash