Nam T By: Nam T

Summer Lightning Storm

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 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:


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  • Kris Parker 9y

    Very nice shot
  • Rod Cunha PRO 8y

    Beautifull shot!
  • Ronen M 8y

    This is one of a kind piece of work !!!
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  • David Shepherd 8y

    WoW!!! What an incredible capture!

    Excellent work!

    I have added this picture to the Top Ten Pictures of the Day blog.

    This really is a phenomenal picture… Wonderful.

    Spectacular light show!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  • s1neater 8y

    AWESOME photo!!!
  • jjbeanboy 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called amazing shots, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • 5348 Franco 8y

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

  • Gary_Philly 8y

    Great Capture, Sweet!!
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  • Tanya Mass 7y

    Spectacular scene!!!!! You are great photographer, that you was able to catch it. Bravo!
  • Šárka Brezányová 7y

    contest lightning

  • almassengale 7y

    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
  • Javier Sanchez 7y

    How did you keep from getting the parking and house lights for blowing out with the long exposure? ND filter?
  • pallapinco 7y

    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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  • Katie Hansen 7y

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

  • Manolis 6y

    Wow!! That's an amazing lightning shot!!! Well done!
  • NebraskaSC Photography PRO 5y

    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!
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  • Chobist 3y

    Happy summer days ..

    True depiction of seasons.. ))

    Amazing shot .. )))
  • oneharleylover 2y

    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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Taken on June 15, 2005
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