The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimates there are 200 deaths and 750 severe injuries from lightning each year in the U.S.
20% of all lightning victims die from the strike.
70% of survivors will suffer serious long-term effects.
Annually, there are more than 10,000 forest fires caused by lightning.
Sunday Longmont Times Call Newspaper. ( 08.09.09) I made the front page of the Life Section.
Here is the link to the on-line version.
Check out my on-line Lighting Nature Galley at: http://www.TheLightningMan.com
This storm started later in the evening. Just how I like them. It was dinner time, for us we eat late, it was about 8:30. I had just got done cooking. Everypne was having something different. We were just about to sit down and it started. So as I have done many times… I looked at my wife and son and said ” I got to go” Something they are used too hearing when the first sound of thunder hits. So I went to north east Boulder County just north of Longmont to one of my favorite lakes. It was cloud to cloud lightning. Thunder heads were lighting up but the bolts would never appear. If they had… it would have been one of my best nights. It lasted for a long time. Very beautiful and hard to capture the true beauty on film.
So it’s Monday June 22nd, 9:30 at night and I am thinking there will be no storms tonight YEA, I need a break and boom another one comes in fast and furious. How many so far???
Last night was another night of chasing Lightning storms. It is crazy trying to get to a good location before the storm moves on. I have a few shots/Locations that I am working on. Hoping to pull them out before summer is over. Here is an Image from last nights storm. It was one of the first shots I took and then… did not get much after that besides soaking wet!
I did an Interview with the Daily Camera too. Look for some images in the paper. Every day I pinch myself cause I can not believe I live here. What an incredible place Boulder County is!!!
Here is a link to the Gallery: http://bit.ly/tHMFt
Here is a cute Pitbull Puppy I photographed this week. I made some funny noises and she gave me the classic tilt of the head look. Dogs have really become my favorite subjects. Funny I used to specialize in Horses and here I am back with animals. Dogs are sooo cute not that horses aren’t. This is great way to remember them when they are gone. Wish they could live forever. My childhood dog lived to be 16. Well here’s the puppy. Hope you like. If you would like a portrait of your dog like this… Call Me at 303-834-2524 or visit http://www.Striking-Photography.com for more information.