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2003-20 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 5, 2003

Weather Photographer to Give Public Slideshow


David Hosansky
UCAR Communications
Telephone: (303) 497-8611
E-mail: hosansky@ucar.edu

BOULDER—Catching 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.

"It’s 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. "I’m more interested in teaching people how to view things," he says.

He will also discuss personal safety while photographing extreme weather events.

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 NCAR’s 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.

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