1999 Weather Photos
has added to his photos by submitting some shots taken in Cayuga during the Great Toronto
They were taken from a hilltop cemetery (of all places) just west of Cayuga, ON using a
Canon 35mm SLR on 100 speed film.
A couple of shots looking south over Lake Erie. This was a midsummer storm
that was moving SE across the lake.
Series # 3
Just a couple of cloud shots which caught my eye. A) was taken on a small
ridge west of Cayuga shortly after sunrise, B) was taken from my front yard early in the
season, I was able to watch the cloud mass above me merging with the clouds to the NE
(center of photo) for more than an hour. It was a strange thing to watch.
This is from the morning of June 25, '98. The accident I was telling you
about a few days ago. The lightning bolt that struck this tree appeared to be perfectly
straight (from my point of view) and at 90º to the road. The road I was traveling
a nice straight paved concession and when the bolt lit up, the reflection on the road made
it look like it had hit the front of my car. Pic A) shows the stump remains, an exit hole
is clearly visible near the bottom. Pic B, C and D just show where everything came to rest.
I was traveling in the opposite direction of the truck at highway speeds. Because of the
height of his running lights I didn't realize he was in trouble until I was right on him
and then I almost impaled my Topaz on the point of the fallen trunk. It should be noted
that I was there only a minute or so after it happened and it took about 5-7 minutes for
the nearby farmers to get there, in that span of time I counted 4 cars/trucks passing by
and slowing just enough to avoid my car which was sitting in the middle of the road at a
steep angle to light up the tree trunk. No one else stopped. I find that very
Shadows is self explanatory, taken just after dawn one day. The sunset - I
took it in three frames because I really liked the way the clouds were laying, the
composite I put together digitally from the three originals. The comp is also the only one
of my photos which has been altered after scanning. I don't believe in false advertising,
even though I know that a couple of these pics clean up very well. With any of my
what you see on screen is what the print looks like.
All Photos are copyrighted by Brett Howe and are used on this site with
his permission. Any use other than authorized by them is against the law. If
you wish to contact him regarding use of these photos, please e-mail me and I will forward it.