Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thunderstorm projet : time-lapse cloudscape

Hector Thunderstorm Project from Murray Fredericks

This time-lapse assembly is part of the Hector Thunderstorm Project being produced in northern Australia.
The video captures clouds as they form into a thunderstorm.

In Late 2010, Murray Fredericks made an initial visit to Melville Island situated in the Arafura sea North of the Australian mainland.
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During the 'build-up' season, prior to the monsoon, a huge storm event known as 'Hector' occurs almost daily over the Tiwi Islands.

Theses storms are known as the worlds largest thunderstorm which, given the right conditions, can merge into a 'super-cell' or a giant storm known as a '
Hector is the colloquial name or rhyming slang for a convection thunderstorm...
Hector the Convector'.

As with the Salt Project, the process for Hector commenced with finding a location where the storms could be photographed over a flat horizon.
This is a 'minimal' approach, intending to deny the elements or language of a traditional 'landscape'.
The subject becomes the storm itself rather than scene it sits within.

The first exhibition of stills from the project was on exhibition in Melbourne at Arc 1 Gallery from the 24th of May until the 18th of June.

Links :
  • YouTube : Other timelapse video of "Hector the convector" storm with large updrafts over the Tiwi Islands, Australia viewed from Darwin over 70km away! Hector can reach heights over 20km or 70000 ft!

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