East Boulder County Lightning Storm 07.20.09


Boulder County Colorado Lightning Storm 07.20.09  11:15pm   15 sec f4.9. Monday July 20th, 2009… so here it is about 9:30pm and I start to see the flashes out the window calling my name.  I am so happy cause it is hitting south of me for the first time in a while. So I take off on my route that has two shots I am working on.  I pull over to the location of my shots and sit and watch as the rain comes down in buckets.  No Such luck. It was not hitting where I wanted it to plus a lot of in the cloud action. So I took off and headed west to HWY 36.  Between Lyons and Boulder.  I have a couple locations here but again not hitting in the right place.  It is hitting just east of Boulder.  So next I decided to go up into the hills to get a shot of the Boulder City Lights and Lightning.  Went up Lee Hill road,  turn out to be the wrong road and should have got on Stage Coach road. ( hey it was dark I got confused 😉 Stagecoach  has two great over looks to the City lights looking out east from the mountains.  But lucky me it was not hitting in the right place of those valley windows to the lights.  Maybe if I hadn’t lost some time It was here earlier.  So back down I go.  It is still a lot of in the cloud to cloud action with a bolt coming out now and then.  SO back to HWY 36.  Just north of Boulder I found a spot.  Looking out east to Lafayette and Louisville.  It was very rainy and windy at times.  These images are not the sharpest because of it. I normally would put these to the bottom of the pile and maybe come back to these in a few years and they might look better to me 😉  Loving chasing lightning in Boulder County and Beyond.  Hope you like these two images from this shoot. I didn’t want to come up empty handed. I like how you see the bolt starting up high in the cloud.  Hope to get a better one of these in the future. Striking Photography by Bo Insogna,Lightning and Nature Print Gallery:  www.TheLightningMan.com 

Boulder County Colorado Lightning Storm 07.20.09


East Boulder County Lightning Storm 07.20.09

Striking Photography by Longmont Colorado Photographer Bo Insogna


About BoulderCountyPhotographer

James "Bo" Insogna was Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA. He studied with the New York Institute of Photography. He Started his photography career 1984. He opened a studio in Boulder, Colorado downtown on the Boulder mall. Shooting for local newspapers, magazines, Skiing, Bicycling, models portfolios and some commercial work. In 1987 the economy got bad in Boulder so he decided to make a move to Scottsdale Arizona. Once in Arizona, He became a staff photographer for the Phoenician Arabian Horse Magazine doing the covers, inside lay outs and a two page spread called Bo Trek. In the late 1980's - 1990's he was a respected member of the Arabian Horse Community in Arizona, chosen to photograph champions, riders, trainers and owners. From the first Arizona lightning monsoon season, Bo very quickly became a Lightning Storm Chaser. Striking-Photography.com, www.ArizonaLightning.com and aka www.TheLightningMan.com was born. A very fun, exciting and dangerous job! Since 1987 he has spent many years pursuing elusive lightning storms spanning miles of natural desert. It takes great dedication, courage and desire to grip a metal camera upon a metal tripod astride mountain peaks with lightning crashing mere paces away. His prints reflect the courage and passion he feels for his art. He has been featured on television and in print. In 1991 The VVA honored him by choosing his Photograph "Operation Desert Storm" as the official print of the Arizona Desert Storm Memorial Fund. The men and the flag represent the "Operation" and the Victory and Liberation of Kuwait. The Saguaro represents the "Desert" and the men and women who served in the Gulf. The Lightning represents the "Storm" and the Air War with swift, precise strikes. Twenty years after leaving Boulder, Bo decided to relocate his family back in Colorado. He settled in Boulder County. Lovin Life in Boulder County! Facebook Twitter G+ Bo featured on ABC News TV 15 Bo featured on TV 3

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