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Tornado - Pine Apple,AL

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Friday April 15, 2011

Pine Apple

Caption: Tornado just south of Pine Apple, AL on around 5:40pm. This storm was a part of the Alabama tornado outbreak on April 15, 2011. earlb.com VIDEO - See video of tornado at earlb.com

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon PowerShot A650 IS

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Artist: Earl Baumgardner

Copyright: earlb.com (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/25 sec.

FNumber: f/2.8

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2

Shutter speed: 4.64 EV (APEX: 4, 1/24 sec.)

Aperture: 2.97 EV (f/2.8)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 2.97 EV (f/2.8)

Subject Distance: 2.9 m

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 7.4 mm

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 5498.28

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 5479.45

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor

File Source: DSC

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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30. prostormchaser
1:13 AM GMT on April 21, 2011
Fine shot and an unusually good opportunity to capture such a powerful, well established tornado. What direction were you looking at the time?
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29. learning2see
4:15 PM GMT on April 19, 2011
Yep, definitely a "WOW" photo...awesome shot!
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28. EarlBcom
3:09 AM GMT on April 19, 2011
Thanks for all the comments guys. Glad to be part of the community! Great weather photography here.

Earl B
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26. summer04
3:27 AM GMT on April 18, 2011
Wow, and thank you for the video link.
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25. sambuca
3:23 AM GMT on April 18, 2011
Stunning! Gave it a 10
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24. Kennebunker
2:21 AM GMT on April 18, 2011
Amazing! Terrible, powerful stuff. Well done to get such a well framed shot. Stay safe!
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23. bumpui
1:11 AM GMT on April 18, 2011
Welcome to WU and congratulations on your first AC shot!
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22. DarkBroomer
11:59 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
So impressive ! Thanks for sharing ! DB
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21. emixam101
11:43 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Awsome !
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20. idzrvit
11:35 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Amazing! Nice capture!
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19. KittenEileen
11:29 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
I looked at the video and that is so scary. It's been a remarkable April. Reminds me of one we had back in the 70's I think it was. The year the big one went through Xenia, OH. I'm not sure how to spell that name.
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18. tennmac
10:38 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
I guess you won't say, "Wish you were here."
Great shot. Hope you had a basement. Congratulations.
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17. Leeuwtrots
10:29 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
It looks spooky, Congratulations.
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16. minou
9:42 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Wicked!
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15. EarlBcom
8:50 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
VIDEO - Not sure why the Video link was cut off. The entire video and story about this tornado can be seen at earlb.com

Thanks for all the comments!

Earl B
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14. queenann
8:17 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Fabulous shot and thanks for sharing!
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13. Serendipity414
7:27 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
What an amazing picture! I know how devastating tornadoes can be but I still find them facinating and this picture is beautiful.
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12. dixiedaughter
7:14 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Thanks for sharing this amazing shot Earl. The storms were very dangerous in our area and so many lives were changed forever. Congratulations on the AC!
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11. Wanda1948
7:06 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Photo taken beautifully, but it is a something terrible to survive a tornado. Congratulations to AC!
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10. maxa
6:23 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Really breathtaking view!
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9. Nuriel22
6:22 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Awesome shot
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8. ChackM
5:51 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
What a shot !
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7. Jarrus
5:50 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
wow unbelievable . . free
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6. ChrisAnthemum
5:49 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Please re-post link or site for the video, which got cut off your caption. Great shot; congrats on the AC!
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5. gilg72
5:45 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Wowser! A great photo, but very spooky. Thank you for sharing. A 10.
Congratulations on your 1st photo & AC. Welcome to WU.
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4. 1BigBear
5:25 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
WOW! What a shot. Thanks for posting.
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3. MissKitty2
4:53 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
What a powerful and sobering image. Tornadoes are so destructive and potentially deadly and my heart and prayers go out to the victims of the tornado outbreak on April 15th. Terrific capture of this force of nature. The videos were so interesting too.
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2. tornadochaser05
4:51 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Out of all of the pictures I have seen from this awful tornado event, this is the BEST picture of all!!! This one should be in a National Geographic! Excellent capture!!! A 10 from me!
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1. MartinMg
4:40 PM GMT on April 17, 2011
Wooooooooow fantastic shot!!!
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