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Old Sep 1, 2007, 12:27 AM   #1
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After a very nice day, the evening produced an unexpected, severe lightning storm. Never one to miss a photographic opportunity, I rushed out of the house and found a nice parking structure to photograph. This storm was really strong, as lightning struck as often as once every 15 seconds. Even worse, it started striking close by, as the thunder started getting closer to the lightning.

I knew I was in danger when I finally saw a lightning bolt strike in town, hitting some kind of transformer and causing it to spark. Once I saw that, I got my gear and dashed inside my car. About a minute or two later, it started to pour heavily, and lightning really started to crack above. Luckily, I wasn't hurt and no fires started.

Here's one of the shots I was able to capture from that night:


If another severe lightning storm passed by, would I be crazy enough to try and photograph it again? Yes.

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Old Sep 1, 2007, 12:40 AM   #2
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Very COOL!

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Old Sep 1, 2007, 1:34 PM   #3
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We have our own storm chaser! I really like the effect of the lightening spilling over the edge of that cloud layer, and the good framing the cloud and hills provided.
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Old Sep 3, 2007, 11:19 PM   #4
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Very nice!
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 3:39 AM   #5
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Wicked!
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 6:47 AM   #6
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Well done. Inspires me to give it a try.
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 9:50 AM   #7
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What a great shot! Ive tried on numerous occasions but havent had anything remotely that good. For some reason I cant get it.:?
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 2:39 PM   #8
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That's a pretty wicked shot, nice one
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