From these simple beginnings, David Blanchard has continued to photograph the sky. He has amassed a large number of photographs displaying the many moods of the weather. His photographic specializaton has remained thunderstorms and severe weather, including hailstorms, tornadoes, and lightning.
"…What I most enjoy about photographing the weather and clouds is that there will rarely, if ever, be two identical situations. Every cloud is different and even after many years of photographing the sky, I have few images that are duplicates. It also means that there are many cloud formations that I haven't yet experienced and I look forward to seeing those...”
The photographer has had many of his weather and cloud photographs published in both magazines and books. His work has appeared in
- Weatherwise (May-June 1998)
- SIRS Year in Review (1998)
- Audobon Field Guide to Weather
- SkyWatch: The Western Weather Guide
- World Meteorological Organization: International Cloud Atlas.
- Chasing Tornadoes
- Discover Magazine (July 2003)
- THE MARTIAN CLIMATE REVISITED: Atmosphere and Environment of a Desert Planet
- Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey 2nd Ed.
- Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere
- Grand Canyon National Park 100 Views
After leaving Florida for Colorado in the early 1980s, he began to photograph the Colorado backcountry on many of his backpacking and hiking expeditions. Now he finds himself in Arizona which presents challenges and opportunities for both sky and landscape photographs.
Contact the photographer at:
3892 S. Marble Canyon Tr.
Flagstaff, Arizona 86005