July 25th 2013, I saw this cool scene over the mountains directly at the highest point of Glenshane out N over the Sperrins so we pulled over once again for another look. This was the updraught base of a very young cell growing over the mountain taken at 10mm, the dark belly of solid cloud was ingesting plenty of warm moist air unabated so the cell was feeding nicely on the atmospheric juice while growing vertically by the second. Mid level cloud blocked any of the higher structure however through gaps I could see several gleaming white sturdy towers and the first wispy structure of an anvil forming. The dark region below is the inflow region where a nice row of solid chunky cloud could clearly be seen lifting into the base in such a manner which said 'something is going to happen' so I watched knowing full well there was a chance of a funnel appearing, the light was perfect with the beautiful sunlit fields below, the light and contrast was excellent for shooting and definitely the best storm photography conditions all week and it was hard to believe it was only 12 o'clock, read the report for more information. * All images are available for sale in the form of photo prints, canvas or digital files for licensing, if you are interested in a purchase simply drop me an email.