Chris Ratzlaff

Chris Ratzlaff

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  • Canon 7D
  • Canon S90
  • Canon 10-22
  • Canon 24-105
  • Canon 50/1.4
  • Canon 70-200/2.8
  • Rokinon 8mm
  • Rokinon 8mm

Storm Chasing

Published February 26th, 2012

A few years ago, I was standing in my backyard and spotted a tornado not much more than 2 km away. It was just a little thing; probably wouldn't have been able to do much more than tear off some shingles. But, that was enough ... I've been chasing storms ever since. I haven't seen any tornados since, but I've seen plenty of impressive storms!

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Aurora Chasing

Published February 26th, 2012

In the last two summers, I discovered storm chasing. Much fun! Unfortunately, storm chasing isn't much fun in the winter. Recently, I was introduced to several Aurora prediction services, such as Aurora Watch (http://corona-gw.phys.ualberta.ca/AuroraWatch/). Now, instead of standing out in the summer rain getting pelted by hail and watching for nasty clouds, I'm standing out in the winter evenings, freezing my butt off watching for amazing light shows!

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