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Posted By: Bob Harris, 08-15-2013, 09:07 PM

I went over to watch my grandson Robb's football practice yesterday and a hail storm with high winds came in and stopped practice for awhile. What is a Grandpa to do that is stuck in a car with a camera, try to take pictures of hail hitting the windshield of course. It took a bit of practice with the timing, windshield wiper and camera shutter speed but here is the best example after some creative editing. In typical Colorado weather, the storm passed over in about 15 minutes and the boys were able to start practice again.

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08-15-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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Good one. I almost see a bird face in it :-)
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Well done Bob - we had some hail in South Dakota as well. It woke us up actually and there was quite a bit of evidence on the ground.
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Now that is one cool (ho, ho) idea. I love this sort of thing - great job, brother Bob.

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Good one. I almost see a bird face in it :-)
I see what you mean Kyle, next time I will try to get bug splat at 70mph, got to work on it a bit though.
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Looks like a neat shot to use playing around with filters.---charliezap
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Well done Bob - we had some hail in South Dakota as well. It woke us up actually and there was quite a bit of evidence on the ground.
the Hell with Hail is what I say bud, we have some real nice weather in Colorado now, time to get the BBQ out again.
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Now that is one cool (ho, ho) idea. I love this sort of thing - great job, brother Bob.

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thank you my friend, just messing while the weather was messing with me. I sent the moisture your way.

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Looks like a neat shot to use playing around with filters.---charliezap
thanks Charlie, I saved in it camera, so will give it a go.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
I went over to watch my grandson Robb's football practice yesterday and a hail storm with high winds came in and stopped practice for awhile. What is a Grandpa to do that is stuck in a car with a camera, try to take pictures of hail hitting the windshield of course. It took a bit of practice with the timing, windshield wiper and camera shutter speed but here is the best example after some creative editing. In typical Colorado weather, the storm passed over in about 15 minutes and the boys were able to start practice again.
really nice shot! good one!
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