Summer Lightning Storm

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    A shot of an enormous lightning bolt during a summer lightning storm in Colorado Springs, CO during the summer of 2005.

    I took this shot outside of my apartment balcony in the Briargate area, facing west towards the mountains and I-25. This summer lightning storm was just amazing...it lit up the night sky over a span of about an hour on that summer evening.

    The storm was off in the distance, so it was quite eerie being that the surrounding area around me was all so calm and quiet, with the exception of a light, sporadic drizzle. There would be several flashes of lightning every minute with a loud crash of thunder ensuing, then calm silence thereafter. It was quite an experience to sit through.

    You'll notice how much this lightning bolt lit up the forefront building and parking lot when you check out another shot I captured on this evening here: www.flickr.com/photos/77173584@N00/63849014

    Some sites which have used this image:
    www.adidap.com/2006/11/06/tips-on-how-to-take-successful-...
    www.rps.psu.edu/probing/thunderstorm.html
    toptenpictures.blogspot.com/2007/05/lightning-crashes.html

    Please contact me if you would like to use this image without the watermark.

    f4r4i, Dave82, david-evans, and 81 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Rodrigo da Cunha 87 months ago | reply

      Beautifull shot!

    2. Ronen M 84 months ago | reply


      This is one of a kind piece of work !!!
      please take a moment to join One Of A Kind
      we'd love to have your photo added to our group.

    3. toptenpicturesblog 84 months ago | reply

      WoW!!! What an incredible capture!

      Excellent work!

      I have added this picture to the Top Ten Pictures of the Day blog.
      toptenpictures.blogspot.com/2007/05/lightning-crashes.html

      This really is a phenomenal picture… Wonderful.

      Spectacular light show!

      Thanks for sharing!!

    4. s1neater [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

      AWESOME photo!!!

    5. jjbeanboy 82 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called amazing shots, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    6. 5348 Franco 78 months ago | reply

      Thats a really great shot! Congrats! Have a nice day, Franco

      ligthning

    7. Gary_Philly 77 months ago | reply

      Great Capture, Sweet!!

    8. NebraskaSC 75 months ago | reply


      Seen in There Be a Storm A Brewin!
      Please tag your photo "There Be a Storm A Brewin"

    9. Tanya Mass 73 months ago | reply

      Spectacular scene!!!!! You are great photographer, that you was able to catch it. Bravo!

    10. almassengale 70 months ago | reply

      I wish I had more of these storms by me and some open space so i could try to get shots like this. I love shots of lightning and yours is no exception. Well done

    11. LightIsBeauty 69 months ago | reply

      How did you keep from getting the parking and house lights for blowing out with the long exposure? ND filter?

    12. pallapinco 66 months ago | reply

      Really a beautiful image!

      If you want take a look to this photostream...(It's where I post some serious stuff.. ) it is not so bad! I'd really appreciate it!


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    13. katiε! ღ 64 months ago | reply

      beautiful image, i think you should know that this person has uploaded your work to their stream!

      www.flickr.com/photos/animals_rock/3165172716/

    14. Manolis Thr 59 months ago | reply

      Wow!! That's an amazing lightning shot!!! Well done!

    15. NebraskaSC 49 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called There Be A Storm A Brewin!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. Chobist 22 months ago | reply

      Happy summer days ..

      True depiction of seasons.. ))

      Amazing shot .. )))

    17. oneharleylover 5 months ago | reply

      this so cool great catch.I spent my hole life scared lighting thunder,Now I live by it,its just thunder,and this to will pass,awesome picture,thank you.

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