Blown Away: A Year Through The Lens Of The Tornado Hunter: A year through the lens of The Tornado…

by Greg Johnson
Photographed by Greg Johnson
Foreword by George Kourounis

Indie Ink Publishing, Ltd. | April 2, 2012 | Trade Paperback

Blown Away: A Year Through The Lens Of The Tornado Hunter: A year through the lens of The Tornado Hunter is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
The drama, beauty, terror and aftermath of Tornado Alley...One man''s journey into and through one of the most horrific and awe-inspiring storm seasons on record. Join Canada''s Tornado Hunter, Greg Johnson, on this deeply personal journey and you too will be Blown Away. In his own words and stunning color photographs, Johnson criss-crosses the 49th Parallel to bring a fresh and intimate perspective to the life of the storm chaser on both sides of the US-Canada border. Travel with Johnson through twelve American states and two Canadian provinces (Saskatchewan and Manitoba) in his quest to not only intercept but document some of the season''s most powerful storms on record, like the EF5 tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. Blown Away is also a look inside the world of severe weather photography. Johnson provides tantalizing detail of his equipment and shot strategies that will satisfy the amateur and professional photographer alike. Through his active social media presence with real-time blogging and chase video postings, Johnson invited amateur photographers to submit their own photos, some of which are included in the pages of Blown Away. Blown Away highlights Johnson''s artistic eye and technical precision in photographically capturing a difficult subject...Mother Nature at her most tempestuous.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 168 pages, 10 × 12 × 0.5 in

Published: April 2, 2012

Publisher: Indie Ink Publishing, Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0987810510

ISBN - 13: 9780987810519

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Date published: 2012-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Book! Greg Johnson has done a fabulous job of capturing the essence of violent storms. He provides the reader with a first hand view of what it is like to be in danger and in awe of the strength of storms. And as an added bonus Greg has provided a great deal of insight into storm terminology that is easy to read and understand! Great job!
Date published: 2012-04-22
Rated out of 5 by from PLEASE NOTE!!!!!!!! From Indie Ink, the publisher: This book is NOT sold out - within 24 hours the system should be updated and correct itself - there are plenty of copies and it IS available in stores!
Date published: 2012-04-05

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Blown Away: A Year Through The Lens Of The Tornado Hunter: A year through the lens of The Tornado…

by Greg Johnson
Photographed by Greg Johnson
Foreword by George Kourounis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 168 pages, 10 × 12 × 0.5 in

Published: April 2, 2012

Publisher: Indie Ink Publishing, Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0987810510

ISBN - 13: 9780987810519

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ii Foreword iii Introduction iv Chapter 1: Initiation 1 Chapter 2: Engagement 21 Chapter 3: Joplin 41 Chapter 4: Crushing Defeat 55 Chapter 5: Gustnadoes in Nebraska 63 Chapter 6: Montana Monster 75 Chapter 7: Looking for South Dakota Magic 87 Chapter 8: Nebraska Again 97 Chapter 9: North of the Border 107 Chapter 10: Revisiting Pipestone 129 Chapter 11: The Home Stretch 137

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The drama, beauty, terror and aftermath of Tornado Alley...One man''s journey into and through one of the most horrific and awe-inspiring storm seasons on record. Join Canada''s Tornado Hunter, Greg Johnson, on this deeply personal journey and you too will be Blown Away. In his own words and stunning color photographs, Johnson criss-crosses the 49th Parallel to bring a fresh and intimate perspective to the life of the storm chaser on both sides of the US-Canada border. Travel with Johnson through twelve American states and two Canadian provinces (Saskatchewan and Manitoba) in his quest to not only intercept but document some of the season''s most powerful storms on record, like the EF5 tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. Blown Away is also a look inside the world of severe weather photography. Johnson provides tantalizing detail of his equipment and shot strategies that will satisfy the amateur and professional photographer alike. Through his active social media presence with real-time blogging and chase video postings, Johnson invited amateur photographers to submit their own photos, some of which are included in the pages of Blown Away. Blown Away highlights Johnson''s artistic eye and technical precision in photographically capturing a difficult subject...Mother Nature at her most tempestuous.

About the Author

Greg Johnson, one of North America''s top professional storm-chasers and severe weather experts, is also an accomplished photographer, speaker, workshop leader and, most recently, author. Having graduated from Canada''s renowned Acadia University, and after founding and building a leading successful communications, marketing and advertising firm from the ground up, Greg decided it was time to devote himself full-time to pursuing his passion for capturing nature''s most beautiful and deadly displays of severe weather. With more than 10 years of experience, Greg enjoys chasing classic prairie thunder and lightning storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and blizzards, and he plans to continue traveling the world year-round to satisfy his appetite for capturing extreme weather. Using sophisticated weather-tracking technology, his ability to read severe weather patterns and a team of dedicated sidekicks, Greg has put more than 30,000 miles on his Tornado Truck, intercepting and documenting hundreds of storms across the United States and Canada in 2011 alone. Additionally, Greg''s skills are now being retained by the outdoor festival industry in order to assist organizers in ensuring their large crowds are kept safe from sudden and severe weather risks. Greg is also well known for his workshops in severe weather photography, his innovative shot-making and creativity in merging time-lapse photography and music to create mesmerizing weather visuals and soundscapes. A firm believer in the "Buc
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Editorial Reviews

As someone who has taught meteorology for many years, there is one thing I know for sure, you can''t teach passion! Greg without a doubt has a passion for severe weather, which really shows throughout his book. Amazing photography brings you inside the storm, as it accurately depicts a storm chaser''s life on the road. With 11 years of storm chasing experience myself, and being fortunate enough to chase many large and powerful tornadoes/hurricanes/nor''easters, I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a love for storm chasing.
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