User pictures in March and cold air funnels make for a fun gallery
It’s still early April, and I took the opportunity this morning to review the pictures that were submitted to NewsOK via our user-submitted photo process in March– (essentially, just send the image to firstname.lastname@example.org).
The gallery for submitted photos in March is embedded below, but you can also see them here in our traditional gallery presentation.
Personally, I love the user-submitted photos. They are raw. They are unfiltered.
And they are imperfect.
Sometimes, they don’t tell the whole story. Sometimes, the caption information is lacking. But that’s what can happen with raw content.
I particularly like them because it highlights something that someone else thought was interesting at the time. Sometimes, they are visually stunning images. Sometimes, they are newsworthy events. In other cases, they might not be either. But someone took the time and effort to post them.
My favorite photos are the funnel clouds that people submitted last month. Those seemed to scare a lot of people on March 21, including my family while they were at State Fair Park for a spring break art camp. Those photos that afternoon sparked weather-blogging star Bryan Painter to post more information about the cold air funnels on March 22. Bryan actually posted about those cold air funnels again today, saying, “They are harmless, in most cases, and just look scary.”
After what we saw in Dallas yesterday, we’ll go ahead and be on our toes.
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