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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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

Posted on August 7, 2009, in Colorado, Extreme weather, Images, Landscapes, Lightning Thunderstorm Weather Photography, Mountains, Nature, Photography, Scenics, Thunderstorms and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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