Monthly Archives: August 2009

A Couple New Composites

One thing I love doing is playing with composites.  Don’t get me wrong,  I love getting the real deal, but some of the best Images our there are composites.  Here are two of my new ones or Boulder County.  These will be  available on line at http://www.AZLightning.com or you will be able to find these at Art Mart on the Boulder Pearl Street Mall.

 

Hope you like.  Comments welcome.

 

Thunderstorm on the sunflower horizon

America the Beautiful

 

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Sunflower Lightning Thunderstorm 08.16.09

Sunday Aug 16th, 2009 Boulder County Colorado.  Storms have been brewing all day long.   Things are starting to look good for a nice sunset too. So at 7:30pm I took off to maybe get a good sunset over the AMAZING sunflower fields on Rt 52 and 95th street.  Well no sunset but the storm really started to kick up.  This is an shot over the sunflower fields to the north east.
Lightning Sunflower field
Lightning Thunderstorm 08.16.09
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More Images from The 5th

 

Lightning Storm 08.05.09Lightning Thunderstorm  08.05.09

Lightning ThunderStorm 08.05.09
Americans are twice as likely to die from lightning than from a hurricane, tornado or flood.

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.

 

 

Storm 08.05.09

Lightning Mother Nature’s Fireworks

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.

http://www.timescall.com/communityTC/news-story.asp?ID=17464

 

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Lightning Storm 08.05.09 Thanks DAD!

Wednesday August 5th 8:30pm. WOW what an incredible night.  Lightning started hitting south of the Boulder County Fairgrounds where the County fair is going on.  So now I get this  amazing image in my head of the Lights from the rides and Lightning bolts in the background.  By the time I get there it stops hitting.  So I started photographing the County fair.  And then I get another image in my head the full moon with one of the rides.  And when I get it lined up the clouds cover the moon never to be seen again.  Bummer!
 
Then it happened.  It started hitting the front range… it may have even hit Meeker and Longs Peak.  Something I have never seen since I have been shooting here.   It was tough getting out of there and to a good location.  So I bee lined it to Airport road.  Had to act quick. My first spot was at Silver Creek high school just to try and get a shot of the peaks.  But this location was not good enough… so I went to my old stand by at McIntosh Lake.  Time was of the essence.  It was really smacking the front range pretty good.  Probably the best I have seen here in Colorado hitting the front range maybe even the divide.  It was really hard to tell.  But  at my spot,  I was shooting toward the twin peaks trying to get my dream shot I have been working on.  Some really amazing bolts.  Some of the best yet this year. I will let you be the judge.  It was tough holding it together because of being excited and trying to get set up before it goes away.
 
 And I have to tell you this years storms have been incredible, and for me I some how I believe it is my father up above helping me out.  And I have felt that way all summer long while chasing storms.  And everytime I would nail one I would say ” Thanks Dad!”  And tonight was definitely the best I have seen. 
 
And tonight… is one year to the day my father passed away….  Thanks DAD!
Lightning Storm 08.05.09
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Lightning Blues
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