March 13, 2006

Storm pics

As anyone who was concious knows, it was a wild night last night with wave after wave of severe weather and intense rain. It seems to have hit the Davenport and Iowa side the worst, or at least that got the most coverage due to KWQC's blanket coverage. Cars flooded up to the top of their tires, Duck Creek way over it's banks, sink holes opening up, debris washed into streets, homes flooded, and even cars floating down streets. All that fun stuff.

Quad City Images braved the elements and got some good shots showing just how intense it was.


At 3/13/2006 3:40 AM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Your side of the river got some too, I believe. I heard on one of the channels' news that the new Hampton Inn being built by the airport went from a 3 story building back to a one story building. I thought about heading over there for some pictures, but decided I'd better not.

At 3/13/2006 4:03 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Yes, I heard about some damage in the Milan area as well. But, as I said, I had a KWQC-centric view of things as that was what I happened to be watching.

I too had a strong urge to venture forth with camera gear, but as I usually think when such things as fires or natural disasters happen, I figured that there were probably enough looky-loos around and I didn't want to add to the problems. (not to mention that I didn't want to disappear into some sinkhole or deep water. The inside of my car needs cleaning, but not that bad)

Also, in such wet and dark conditions, getting good shots is tough, unless you have some good lenses and lights and know what you're doing.... like QCI. Not to mention that, duh... your expensive stuff might get wet and wrecked. I think I'm going to try to fashion some rain cover out of a plastic bag for my gear sometime and see if it works.
For some reason, is seems that much of the time I'm taking shots, it involves the risk of getting wet, whether it's rainy or in the snow, on the beach or boating, in the shower, or even if it's just that someone might throw a drink on me for taking their picture.

At a kid's birthday party, I had one kid spray my camcorder with silly string (it was empty so the solvent propellant squirted onto the camera) and 5 minutes later, a kid threw a snowball at me and hit the camera. I've got to get some sort of protection, if not for myself, at least for my camera.

At 3/13/2006 6:11 AM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

No good equipment here, just a $150 Olympus D-435 and some luck. I also occasionally borrow a higher quality Olympus when I'm going to be taking pictures requiring a good zoom.

At 3/13/2006 7:01 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Well hell. Thanks a lot for blowing my excuse! haha


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