Long Lightning Bolt Across American Oil Well Country Sky
Long run lightning bolt soaring across the sky with oil well pump jack and two communication towers. USA American flag patriotic background. Part of the America The Beautiful Fine Art Photography Series at www.BoInsogna.com Fine Art Photography Gallery.
Each second there are 50 to 100 Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Strikes to the Earth world-wide. Most lightning strikes average 2 to 3 miles long and carry a current of 10000 Amps at 100 million Volts. The temperature of a typical lightning bolt is hotter than the surface of the Sun! A big lightning bolt striking the ground might seem be hundreds of feet across, but in actuality the current channel is generally not much thicker than a pencil.
Colorado Fine art panorama nature landscape lightning weather photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by storm chaser James Bo Insogna aka “The Lightning Man”. (C) – All Rights Reserved. Please feel free to share or reblog.
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!
Bo featured on ABC News TV 15
Bo featured on TV 3
Posted on September 21, 2013, in American Patriotic USA, Lightning Thunderstorm Weather Photography, Long Exposure and tagged 'usa flag', america, American, beautiful, Colorado weather, country, dacona, energy, epic, fine art prints, for sale, Landscapes, lightening, Lightning, monsoon, Nature, night, oil pump, oil wells, panorama, pump jack, purple, red, rural, scenic, Severe weather, skies, sky, skyscape, storm, storms, strike, striking, summer, supercell, the lightning man, Thunderstorms, weather, weld county, white blue. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Very neat edit!!!
Thank you Michael!