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Lightning Strike

Sorry about my recent absense; I was on a short trip to the Prairies to continue work on my grain elevator series. Coincidentally, I got to chase a storm on my own out there, so I will post images of that soon.

 

But, for now, back to storm chasing images from my May trip. Who could resist this lone tree in a field with a fantastic storm over it, and even more exciting, a lightning strike? Not me!

 

If you're wondering if this is a composite, it's not. It was just a lucky catch. I didn't have my lightning trigger on (it was on my IR camera - that image to come later) and shooting time lapse on this camera (that video to come later) and happened to catch this bolt. Sheer luck. But luck always helps!

 

Oklahoma Panhandle. May 21, 2017.

 

In a bit of a departure for me, I tried my hand at time lapse on this trip. If you'd like to see the time lapse film I made, it's on YouTube.

 

In May, 2017 I went storm chasing in Tornado Alley. Tornado Alley, which stretches from Texas through to Nebraska, is the area of the U.S. which gets the most severe weather, and the most tornadoes, every spring. Over 8 days, I chased storms through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico with the amazing Mike Olbinski. What an incredible adventure it was!

 

If you'd like see more images I took while storm chasing, take a look at my Storm Chasing album.

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Taken on May 21, 2017