Farm Storm HDR
Spectacular lightning thunderstorm striking above the BIG Red Barn at Lohr-McIntosh Farm and Agricultural Heritage Center on open space in Longmont Colorado, Boulder County. Lightning is not only spectacular, it’s very very dangerous. Fact: Around 2,000 people are killed worldwide by lightning strikes each year. Hundreds more survive a strikes but suffer from a variety of lasting symptoms, including memory loss, dizziness, weakness, numbness, and other life-altering ailments. That explains everything for me. When thunder rolls and everyone should run inside… storm chasers are out the door. Active storm aas you can see in a 4 sec exposure. This is one shot processing in HDR. Settings on this shot. ISO 100 – f8 – 4 sec – 70mm – Prints available online – Farm Storm HDR
Cloud-to-cloud lightning discharges may occur between areas of cloud without contacting the ground. When it occurs between two separate clouds, it is known as inter-cloud lightning and when it occurs between areas of differing electric potential within a single cloud, it is known as intra-cloud lightning. Intra-cloud lightning is the most frequently occurring type of thunderstorm.
These are most common between the upper anvil portion and lower reaches of a given thunderstorm. This lightning can sometimes be observed at great distances at night as so-called “heat lightning”. In such instances, the observer may see only a flash of light without hearing any thunder. The “heat” portion of the term is a folk association between locally experienced warmth and the distant lightning flashes.
Colorado fine art nature landscape HDR weather photography images by storm chaser James Bo Insogna aka The Lightning Man (C) – All Rights Reserved.
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Posted on February 7, 2014, in Barns, Boulder County Colorado, Lightning Thunderstorm Weather Photography, Long Exposure, Thunderstorms and tagged Agricultural, Agricultural Heritage Center, barn, Barns, Boulder County, clouds, Colorado, Farming, farms, HDR, James Insogna, Landscapes, lightening, Lightning, lohr-mcintosh farm, Longmont, Nature, red barn, sky, storms, the lightning man, Thunderstorms, weather. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.