When the weather turned violent and stormy on Tuesday evening, Lori Mehmen, who lives in the small farming town of Orchard in northeastern Iowa, looked out her front door and saw a funnel cloud bearing down — and evidently had the presence of mind to grab her digital camera and capture this shot before taking cover.If she would have had a better camera, this would have been the shot of a lifetime. As it is, she actually composed it pretty well. Man, I would have loved to have my camera in this situation. I suspect a wide angle lens would have captured more of the cloud and funnel.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I first saw this photo as a thumbnail image on Drudge, but it wasn't properly linked so I couldn't find a larger image. Turns out The New York Times ran it yesterday.