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Copyright: Billy C Banks (K9madtex) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 67 N: 278] (1022)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-29
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 70 - 200 f2.8L IS USM, Canon 72mm UV Haze
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-31 6:27
Viewed: 3599
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Marhowie posted a shot of a bird in Kempner, TX taken on a day when we had 55 MPH winds. This shot was taken on the same day in San Angelo, TX, 168 miles apart. By noon the wind had whipped up a sandstorm. I took this at Twin Buttes Park. You can see the twin buttes in the BG that give the park it's name. We are supposed to a repeat performance by Mother Nature today. I sure hope it doesn't get this bad. It was nasty. ;)

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Hello Billy,
very beautiful place and its nice landscape shot with sandstorm. You captured very nicely the storm among green pines. good and interesting notes. Thanks for sharing
best wishes

Hi Billy,
The sandstorm really makes this image stand out. Eeuw! I wouldn't want to be in this. It's got to be tough on a camera also. Good shot of unusual weather. TFS

Hey Billy,
You captured this scene well with nature in all its glory, good tones and you can certainly see the storm blowing though, nice work, Cheers Rick :)

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-01 8:11]

Hello Billy,
I will trade you one blizzard for your sandstorm and I will even throw in the -40 degree temperature. But then again I have never been in a sand storm so may be it's a bad trade. Great image showing the tough conditions with the wind wiped trees and airborne dust making visibility bad. What does this do to paint on your vehicles? Thanks Billy.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-01 20:18]

Hello Billy

A very good capture of this event.
I can imagine this is an unpleasant storm.The sand must really sting.
The colours show well and the lighting is very good.


During this same time period over 70,000 acres burned across the state of Texas...in around 36 hours.

Interesting shot and definitely a great depiction of the Texas dust storm.
Well done!

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