July 21st 2012 on some back road near Cookstown storm chasing with my girlfriend, ss soon as we cleared the buildings just outside Cookstown we saw quite an impressive cell out to the NW heading towards us with nicely structured precip curtains and dark storm clouds which looked quite menacing enough to deserve a deviation from our route and get images. The main road to the N of Cookstown was too busy to pull over so I had to drive for a bit avoiding the temptation to look away from the road so Roisin kept me informed on its visual progress for me. I found a side road to the W and took it, we ended up driving deep into the countryside surrounded by tall hedges and trees where we lost visibility, the road was so narrow it could only support one car at a time which was not good so the pressure was on to get a shot of this cell before it passed rite over the top of us. I spotted a break in the trees so pulled over onto deep muddy tractor tracks at the side of the road with half the wheels there and the other half on the road itself, I just had to hope no one would want to pass while we where here. I got out and jogged down the road to the clearance and got this shot of the leading edge of the cell as it approached, moving R to L and towards me, those dark clouds mark a gust front/outflow feature and looked very dark visually which made for a nice scene over the lush fields, 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.