Lightning Striking Longs Peak Foothills
Lightning bolts, cloud to ground striking the front range foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Boulder County. A view of the Twin Peaks, Mount Meeker 13,911′ and Longs Peak 14,256′ in the distance. This storm came in fast about 8:30 pm, one thing I have learned about Colorado Lightning storms in the springtime… they come in fast and do not last long. For me as soon as I saw some flashed in the sky, out the door and landed where I could to get a composition view of Longs Peak. As I was set up shooting a farmer showed up to deliver 8 boxes of live bees, he told me hopefully it will all go well. Lucky for me it did. The Lightning was all over in less than twenty minutes. It moved north but died out. Looking forward to the warmer weather when the lightning in the storm last a little longer. There are 8 Lightning images in the series. This is number one. Here are my settings for this Lightning session. ISO 100 – 20sec – f5.6 – 28mm. Hope you enjoy them. Fine art nature landscape lightning photography prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints and stock images by By James Bo Insogna (C) 2012 – All Rights Reserved. 1-888-682-0122
Posted on May 19, 2012, in Lightning Thunderstorm Weather Photography and tagged awe, awesome, bolt, bolts, Boulder, Boulder County, C2G, charge, chasers, city, cloud, cloud to ground lightning, clouds, Colorado, dangerous, Decorative Canvas Prints, discharge, electric, electricity, energy, extreme, flash, foothills, front range, landscape, lightening, Longmont, monsoon, Nature, night, nighttime, power, rain, rainstorm, Rocky Mountains, severe, sky, Spark, storm, storms, strike, striking, thunder, thunderbolt, thunderhead, thundershower, Thunderstorms, typhoon, voltage, weather, Weather photography. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.