Storm Chasing – June 6-8th 2020
Sioux City, IA
Chief War Eagle’s Grave Historical Marker 42.494006, -96.454187
Tommy Bolin 42.5216331,-96.4424591
Logan Park Cemetery 3901 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51103
Charles Floyd Monument
Wrede Howard Smith
Jay Norwood Darling
1.25 hour from Murdo or 2 hours from Wall
43.142115, -100.900711 – https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98662300/tabitha-swift_hawk
Maybe 1.5 hours to The North American pole of inaccessibility is located at 43°22′N 101°58′W, about eleven miles (18 km) southeast of the town of Kyle on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Bennett County, South Dakota, 1,025 miles (1,650 km) from the nearest coastline.
The pole is unmarked, but can be found in a gully near a small copse of trees. The spot sits over 1,000 miles from the nearest coast, making it literally the most Middle American place in Middle America. The land where the pole is found is owned by the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, but there is no one living within a few miles of the pole itself.
45 minutes to Wounded knee memorial – 43.141249, -102.362475 findagrave.com/cemetery/641384/wounded-knee-monument?
24 minutes to Red Cloud Cemetery Also known as Holy Rosary Cemetery 43.0776839, -102.5837514 https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/1970722/red-cloud-cemetery?
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1.5 hours from Red Cloud – Fort Robinson Cemetery crazy horse 42.6650100,-103.4653420
Daytime Lightning tips
Shooting lightning during this time of day can be tricky. You have a few options.
To photograph lightning during the day:
Setup your camera on a tripod. Attach an intervalometer or lightning trigger to the camera to eliminate any potential camera shake.
Turn off any image stabilization your lens may have.
Manually focus your lens to infinity. The best way to do this is by switching to the live view setting on the camera, and zooming in on a distant object on your LCD screen. Turn the focus ring until the object appears tack sharp.
Take a test shot and make sure your foreground has sufficient detail. I suggest trying to stop down to f/16.0, or more if needed, and setting your ISO as low as possible.It’s a common misconception that you need to shoot fast shutter speeds to catch lightning. It’s the opposite, the longer your lens is open, the more chance of something good happening in it.
This is where you have a few options on how to go about getting that photo of daytime lightning.
The first is to try to catch the lightning as it happens. You have to react extremely fast to get an image of lightning with this technique, and 9 times out of 10, even if you capture the bolt, you will only catch the return stroke, and not the branching that is visible when the lightning first occurs.
Another option is to use a lightning trigger. These devices attach to your camera and will trip your shutter when a flash of light is caught by its sensor. There are a wide array of lightning triggers on the market and they can range anywhere from $60-$400. I have used these in the past, but have gotten away from them recently. I will say that you will have much more success with shooting lightning during the day.
The last option for shooting lightning during the day is to try to close down your aperture to f/22 or greater, set your ISO to as low as possible, then set your shutter speed as slow as possible, and just shoot continuously. This is probably the best way to go for capturing daytime lightning. The only downfall is your card will fill up pretty quickly, and your camera may lag if it’s older and has trouble processing all those images.
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Fort Robinson Cemetery crazy horse 42.6650100,-103.4653420
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha
Carl Anton Swanson South edge of Section 24
Gilbert Carl Swanson
Earle Lawrence Bunker 41.3285744,-95.9861306
Howard Homan Buffett Section: 10, Lot: 345, Grave/Niche/Crypt: 8
Clair C. Criss
Simeon Truman Josselyn 41.3300000,-95.9813000
Robert Todd Storz radio pioneer
Saint Mary’s Cemeter 3352 Q St, Omaha
Edward Gomez 41.2034000,-95.9669000
Patrick F. Ford, Jr 41.2047000,-95.9648000
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
ENS John Joseph Parle 41.2551000,-95.9899000
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Thomas Barney Cuming
Thomas Mulcahy Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Section 2, Block 4, Lot 14
GEN John Charles O’Neill Section 2, Block 3, Lot 10
George Morgan O’Brien 41.2547228,-95.9872058
Dowd Memorial Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
Fr Edward Joseph Flanagan 41.2609200,-96.1310400
Near Grand Island – Parkview cemetery 1246 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901
inventor of kool -aid
Kathryn Melda “Kitty” Shoemaker Perkins
Edwin Elijah Perkins
Near pilger – Loye “Cowboy Loye” Pack 42.5264100, -96.7563300
Charles Raymond Starkweather 40.8174133,-96.6677094
Don Hollenbeck Lot: Sec-11 Lot-2323 Sp-Sp-4