NCAR News Release
|| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday,
May 5, 2003
Weather Photographer to Give Public Slideshow
Telephone: (303) 497-8611
BOULDERCatching extreme and rare weather phenomena like lightning
flashes and the northern lights on camera is no easy matter. Photographer
Ken Langford has been succeeding at it for 22 years.
Langford will conduct a free, public slideshow of his photos at the National
Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) on May 15 at 7:00 p.m. His presentation,
"The Joy of Natural Phenomena," will include photos of lightning,
the northern lights, the green flash at sunset, earthquakes, and cloud
and optical phenomena.
"Its about celebrating beautiful, spectacular things you can
see in nature, and helping people understand how to go about seeing these
things for themselves," Langford says about the slideshow.
The slideshow is the third annual presentation of the Rocky Mountain Weather
and Climate Workshop, sponsored by NCAR, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, and the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University.
Langford welcomes questions from the audience about technique, but the
presentation will not include how-to photography instruction. "Im
more interested in teaching people how to view things," he says.
He will also discuss personal safety while photographing extreme weather
Langford, who describes himself as a video production freelancer and photographer,
is based in Golden. He belongs to the Colorado Lightning Data Center,
an interdisciplinary group of people interested in different aspects of
lightning. He has made presentations and shown his work dozens of time
in Colorado and around the United States.
The presentation will be held in NCARs Center Green Auditorium.
The Center Green campus is located at the north end of Center Green Drive,
just west of Foothills Parkway off Valmont Road in Boulder.