Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Malibu Waterspout 1- 5258
A sudden storm, that I had predicted would occur & including the possibility of waterspouts, came to pass three days later.
What a lovely surprise that I had a camera with me when it did happen.
Always have a camera with you. You never know when nature decides to strut it`s stuff.


Family Man said...

Great shot Head. I need to start carrying my camera with me more.

Knucklehead said...

This shot was published in The Malibu Times, shortly after this storm. I was jumping up & down, yelling at some of my workers to come & look at it.
I then remembered my camera, inside the field office, & mentally debated myself on, if I had time to run & get my camera, & risk it disappating, or get the camera, & have something to show anyone who wanted to listen, to my describing it.

Family Man said...

I'm glad you got your camera. I don't think you explaining it would have had the same impact. :)

Knucklehead said...

You`re almost right FM, but you`ve never heard me explain things I`ve experienced.
It sometimes takes a long time, but I usually can get details like the smells, in the air, the direction of the breeze, the time, the lightning strike, unseen by others, but proven, with the thunder rumbling through, a few moments later.
But that takes time, if you include the exclamatory waving of hands.
I save my explanations for when I have no access to the image.

dada said...

tornado' over the water...kewl

you're right about always take the cam...never know what might present itself....

nice looking site head....kudos!

Knucklehead said...

dada, thanks, everybody`s input should help iron out some of the bugs.
I`m almost on overload at this point, but a walk with Coconut will get me over any burn.

olivia said...



Knucklehead said...

Olivia, When you explain it that way, it looks as easy as it is to execute.

NDD said...

Yeah, I second the motion, great shot! Nature is both amazing and very unpredictable.

So I agree on the advice of taking the camera everywhere. It's the only way not to miss those once in a lifetime type of shots.

Dang, I'm starting to think I need a blog toooooooooooooooooo! Ackkk!!!! More o' that there learning curve stuff.

Hey, O, help, help!!!!

olivia said...

I'm ready when you are NDD! :D

I carry my cam w/ me everywhere too ... even though it's a little heftier than my old P&S, I'd be lost w/out it.

Nancy P said...

Hey, what's that thing doing out of Kansas?

I love your new blog, knuck. It's going to be such a pleasure to see more of your work.

Coconut is lovely.

Knucklehead said...

Thanks Nancy, He`s a back street boy but what a rambunctous character. I rescued him about 8 years ago. He does air-o-batics & is quite good at math.

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

Aren't waterspouts the coolest? That was one of the few things I liked about the weather when I lived in FL was catching these on special occasions. Nice thing is they rarely come on shore, so you can enjoy them from afar without too much fear, unlike our midwestern tornadoes.

Maybe I do need to keep the cam handier, but it's so easy to just go outside and find something around the garden... hehe, I'm a lazy bastad.

Knucklehead said...

About 90% of all the shots I take are within 1000' of my place. There`s always something that wasn`t there the last time you looked.