Finally, after two years of absence from Tornado Alley, I’m back here to publish a new timelapse directly from the Great Plains of the United States.
It was a calimatologically anomalous season from certain points of view, the grip of the cold made itself felt with snowfalls from Denver to Pueblo (CO) and very particular synoptic situations that we had never experienced in previous years; despite this we managed to bring home the best and never miss a target, if there was one thing to see we were there and in an excellent position.
Making this timelapse was extremely complicated, I have been working morning, day and night on the computer for days to postproduce all the clips of this video with After Effects to remove raindrops, endless dust and friends who despite repeated warnings “We all stay in line” they pass by without problems, but I lose them for this time!
In some sequests, especially on Morton’s tornado, I had to postproduce the photos one by one in Photoshop…one by one, one thing to drive you crazy!
I would like to thank everyone who was with me, Marco Zinelli, Alessandro Favretti and Alessandro Dondi, and obviously Stefano Piasentin for keeping us company for a few evenings; I also thank Mauro Greco because seeing him again after seven years in front of a steak at the Big Texan was a pleasure!
A special thanks goes like every season to Mike Olbinski as a source of inspiration for all my work but above all for having met by chance on the field under a beautiful storm in Colorado!
In just over 24 hours the timelapse will be visible in Premiere on Youtube, so I leave you with these 15064 photos, I leave you with these 228 GB of RAW files enclosed in a 4K video … and given the soundtrack of the great Jo Blankenburg I recommend good sound system too!
I dedicate this video to Maya de Finis, the only person who supports me, she is always close to me – even if when I was in the Plains she was at home! – which none of the others around me do, starting from the tighter levels down! Thanks!

.Nikon Z6II
.Nikon Z7II
.Sony A7RIV
.Sony A7SIII
.Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Nikkor Z
.Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8 S Nikkor Z
.Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S Nikkor Z
.Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM
.Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM
.Sony FE 24-105mm f/2.8 GM
.Gitzo GT1545
.Gitzo GT2145
.Gitzo GT3532
.Benro Tortoise 14C-GX25

“Vanguard” by Jo Blankenburg
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