Why You Should Carry a Digital Camera At All Times

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Last Tuesday, Lori Mehmen looked out her front door in Orchard, Iowa and this is what she saw. She had a digital camera handy, and somehow managed to take this photo before crapping her pants and taking cover. This, my friends, is why always having a camera nearby is helpful. Oh, and no one was injured during this tornado, fortunately. [NY Times]

DISCUSSION

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photophile

Sick sick sick. Good job Lori.

The people saying this is fake just don't know enough about photography.

- Flags flap faster than leaves (a lot of the time, anyway) so it's blurrier than the leaves.

- Less light on the trees, so even if they were moving as fast, you might not see it.

- The cloud is not blurry because it's (relatively) far away. For example, the ground next to a moving car moves by faster than objects farther away, even though you are passing both at the same speed.