new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
#NikonPresents Jim Reed | Tornado approaching storm chasers | by Nikon Europe
Back to photostream

#NikonPresents Jim Reed | Tornado approaching storm chasers

Professional storm chasers monitor an approaching tornado in western Kansas on May 8, 2008.

 

'May 8, 2008 felt like a special day from the minute I awakened. My photo assistant and I started the day early and so did this storm. It was early afternoon. Within an hour of arriving at my target area, we got to witness full tornado genesis, from the very first towering cumulus clouds to the development of this spectacular slow-moving land spout tornado. At one point, the tornado changed direction and moved straight toward us, forcing me to speedily backup. But when I stopped my vehicle, the tornado surprisingly stopped: less than 200 feet in front of us directly over the road. It just stood there, spinning, almost like it was watching us. As luck would have it, I was on assignment for Nikon and testing an early release model of the Nikon D700. I jumped out of our research vehicle, grabbed the DSLR and started shooting. I stepped back to include the vehicle in the frame to give it scale. It was one of the most memorable days of my 23-year career.' - Jim Reed

 

What was in his kit? Nikon D700, 14-24mm, ISO 200, 1/320-sec at f/22, handheld.

 

Photograph © Jim Reed www.jimreedphoto.com

 

WHAT’S IN JIM’S KIT BAG?

 

Nikon D800 Camera with Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup

Nikon D3S Camera

Nikon D700 Camera

Nikon D300S Camera

NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8 ED

NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII

NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

NIKKOR AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED

NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

NIKKOR AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

NIKKOR AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II

NIKKOR AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III

Nikon SB-800 Speedlight

Tamrac Backpack Camera Bag

Nikon MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord

Nikon Lens Cleaning Kit

Gitzo 1348 Tripod with Low Level Column & Hook (for sandbag) with

Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ballhead

Manfrotto 3221 WN with Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ballhead

Ries A100 Tripod

Kirk Window Mount

Lee Filters Lens Hood – Wide Angle

Lee Filers – 4x6” Neutral Density Soft Filter Kit (.3, .6, .9)

Assorted Circular Filters

Lightning Trigger

6-32GB Lexar Professional CompactFlash Cards

Hoodman Hood Loupe

15-Pound Sandbag

Rode Video Mic with Dead Cat

Bescor LED-70 Video Light

13” MacBook Pro

iPhone with Weather Apps

NOAA Weather Radio

Lots of Towels

Credentials

 

24,806 views
249 faves
10 comments
Taken on May 8, 2008