This month has been a roller coaster ride. With a new TV project in the work's for a series about storm chasing and the business of chasing, it has added on to the workload of an already busy year.
For years I have been wanting to destroy a perfectly good brand new camera to modify it to shoot in full spectrum. To shoot in "Full Spectrum" means that I needed to modify the camera to remove the internal filters that removed the Infrared (IR) and Ultra Violet (UV) filters. Then I need to put new filters on the camera lens to block out all the light except IR or UV. Thus, no visible light is able to pass through the camera and only the IR or UV light waves will touch the sensor.
Unseasonably cold weather blankets the midwest today with lunch time temps in the Twin Cities only in the Upper 50s with highs in the lower 60s for the day. It feels more like an Early October day then the middle of July.
Footage shot around Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, MN.
Clip 1 Skyline shot over the water from Lake Calhoun
I finally did it, I took a perfectly good brand new HDSLR camera and hacked it for use in the full spectrum photography. I'm been wanting to do this for a while now and now to document storms in the Near Infrared and Ultra Violet light.
Today was a little soggy for the weather but it was a fun local video run with the flash flooding in Saint Paul, MN.
Last weekend, (yes I'm working on getting my blog updated) we were out in western South Dakota to go explore the Bad Lands and Mount Rushmore.
Today was one of those days you live for as a chasers. I was able to make it out to South Dakota to chase today and got on the tornado that formed near Alpena, SD and tracked all the way up to just southwest of Huron, SD.
From what I can tell, the torando did not hit any towns or homes, just farm fields and tree's. As a chaser, this is the perfect tornado because they form over an area that does very little impact to personal property. The worst damage I saw was roofing shingles torn off and powerlines down.
Wow, that was a pretty extreme day on the road running the desk from the field but I did not miss a beat. Lots of tornado footage from my crews including a world first live stream from Ben of Twin Tornadoes on The Weather Channel in Nebraska.
All of the video is on our youtube channel at www.youtube.com/bnvn1
Just a little something from this morning after the moon set before the morning civil twilight when the Auroras were dancing in the sky.
I know I said I was going to update my blog a lot more then I have, yeah well, been busy with work and putting all my energy and time towards StormChaingVideo.com the facebook pages, the social media sites, the other stuff and life.
I'm going to be working on a site overhaul this summer with more stock photos and video stuff. Until then, I'll try to get more updates about what I have been up to.
Saturday I was woken up with the calls about thunderstorms and flooding. Yes, it has been flooding a bit here in Central Minnesota.