Desert Views…

I’m heading to Sedona, Arizona for work this coming week… in honor of that.. I’m sending along some summer shots from the Nevada desert…

Storm in mountains outside of Wells, Nevada

Oasis outside of Las Vegas

-r.

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Tornados, Hail, Floods… its the midwest…

… NO its Brooklyn!

Last night I experienced the most amazing storm I have ever witnessed in my entire life! I’m not joking… and I know I am not alone… as this consensus was reached as myself and my neighbors gathered at the doorway of our brownstone stoop and watched quarter to golf ball size hail fall to the street, lighting illuminate the sky and the busy street that we all live on turn into a literal river.

I did my best to capture it all but I must admit I am no photojournalist and the awe of the scene kind of took my breath away.

But here is a few shots and some links to some videos taken from the doorway of my brownstone…

 

A cab negotiates it way through the rain water

 

 

Looking down to Smith and Atlantic - Hail accumulation on the sidwalk

 

 

Huge hail accumlated on the stoop.

 

And some video…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1am9n0KV-E0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMjFNQ-PRBs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvPOwpEvXG0

Still curious… here’s an article from the NYTimes…

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/hailstorm-hits-parts-of-brooklyn/?ref=nyregion

-r.

Storm passing through…

Last week there was an intense storm that passed over NYC. When the storm passed through I was safely indoors.. indoors happened to be in a building on the 14th story of a building in Times Square. An awesome way to watch a storm roll through!

View looking towards the west as the storm approached.

View looking towards the west as the storm approached.

The New Years ball a glow in Times Square during the storm.

-r.

Rain drops… big and small…

Last night we had a heavy storm pass over New York City…

that didn’t stop me from going out and running errands…

Light reflects through the car windshield with rain drops.

… and it didn’t stop alot of people from going out either… traffic was heavy in spots as ambulances and police tried to clear accidents.

Ambulance lights shine through the window during a rain storm.

-r.

stormy NYC…

If anyone has been following the news … they know that the NYC area was rain soaked these past few days. Thankfully I was gone most of the weekend…

From what I heard there was flooding, wind and power outages… and judging from the clouds overhead on my train ride back to NYC it was a very intense weekend…

Storm Clouds over Hudson with the George Washington Bridge in the distance.

I also took an evening trip out to New Jersey to see a friend in from out of town…

The wind was non-existant when I got there but the evidence of a wind-swept weekend was obvious…

broken umbrellas.

-r.