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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/ 8/2008

Photography: A Thunderstorm Reflection

By Kevin Ambrose

A severe thunderstorm and its reflection Saturday evening. This photo was taken at sunset near Fairfax, Va., as the storm was moving rapidly southeast through Fairfax County.

Late Saturday afternoon, thunderstorms developed across the D.C. area, with a couple storms reaching severe status. I watched one storm develop just south and east of my home in Oakton, Va., and it quickly became severe as it moved into southern Fairfax County. As the storm moved to the southeast, I chased it for a short distance, hoping for a good photo opportunity. The above photo was taken near Fairfax, Va., where I ultimately gave up the chase.

Keep reading for more storm photos. Will there be more photogenic storms in our near future? See our full forecast. Also, check out SkinsCast for Saturday's preseason Redskins home opener, and our Virgin Mobile Festival forecast.

A thunderstorm develops over Fairfax County late Saturday afternoon.

A close-up photo of the thunderstorm's anvil top with mammatus clouds. Mammatus clouds often develop on the underside of a thunderstorm, as sinking air produces rounded, pouch-like cloud structures.

By Kevin Ambrose  | August 8, 2008; 12:30 PM ET
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Kevin, Great reflection shot!

Posted by: Joe in SS | August 8, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

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