Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Beautiful Night

Beautiful Night

 

 

A beautiful night for astrophotography,  starry sky with the Milky Way over rural country agriculture Jackson Lake, in Jackson Lake State Park.  Morgan County,  Colorado.

 

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Rural Evening Painted Sky

Rural Evening Sky

Jackson Lake State Park, Morgan County, Colorado.  Rural lights light up the clouds, as the Milky Way rises across the night sky, during no moon in May.Black and white with hand painted and blended selective coloring processing.

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Been out of town and I am way behind on everything.  Colorado Storm season is here and studio busy time of year.

 

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Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

 

Happy Memorial Day and weekend!  The Kick off to the Summer!

Land of the free and the home of the brave. “These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.” – Michael N. Castle (born July 2, 1939,  an American politician who was Governor of Delaware from 1985 to 1992)

 

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Thunderstorm Tidal Wave

Thunderstorm Tidal Wave

The first stop on this storm chase as I am under a massive thunderstorm tidal wave.  The sky was lighting up pretty good with big inter-cloud burst.    This  big massive storm cloud was  moving very fast.  At this point the lightning strikes were cloud to cloud and inter- cloud.   They were starting to hit the ground further out east, the next stop on my chase.  This is in NE Boulder County, Colorado, view looking north.  The city lights of Berthoud are lightning up the right part of the clouds, making for some nice colors. Camera settings – ISO 400 – f2.8 – 11mm – 25 sec exposure.

Colorado fine art nature lightning landscape weather photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna aka “The Lightning Man” .com (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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Recent Striking Fine Art Photography Prints and Images:

Center of The Storm

Double Yellow Storm Chase

Golden Ponds Scenic Sunset Reflections 3

HWY 52 – HWY 287 Lightning Storm Image 29

Lightning Striking Longs Peak Foothills BW

Here Comes The Rain – I am Out of Here

Red Barn on a Farm and What a Beautiful Sight

Watching The Storm From The Farm BWSC

 

Center of The Storm

Center of The Storm

 

It’s about 10:00 pm,  and I decide to take one last look outside when the sky started to light up.   The sky was lighting up pretty good with big inter-cloud burst.   This was the first stop on my storm chase.  Big massive storm clouds moving very fast.  At this point the lightning strikes were cloud to cloud and inter- cloud.  Here is a good example of the monster thunderstorm above me with the bolt just peeking out the center of the storm.

 

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Colorado fine art nature lightning landscape weather photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna aka “The Lightning Man” .com (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

 

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Recent Striking Fine Art Photography Prints and Images:

Double Yellow Storm Chase

Golden Ponds Scenic Sunset Reflections 3

HWY 52 – HWY 287 Lightning Storm Image 29

Lightning Striking Longs Peak Foothills BW

Here Comes The Rain – I am Out of Here

Red Barn on a Farm and What a Beautiful Sight

Watching The Storm From The Farm BWSC

We Have Front Row Seats for the Thunderstorm

Double Yellow Storm Chase

Double Yellow Storm Chase

It’s about 10:00 pm,  about to settle in for the night when I decide to take one last look outside when the sky started to light up.  So off I go to the closest place that it is hitting.  As I am driving I get a text from son telling me the sky is hitting good.  He is my BEST lightning spotter, cause he is always out later in the evening.  So I race to the  lake near my house and as I cross the road over to the lake, in front of me is another storm chaser, pretty funny, so I followed to where I normally would go and then yelled at him “Hey your in my Spot!” . Really did not plan to shot from here just watch to see if there were ground strikes of clear cloud to cloud. The lake was like glass,  and could have been some good reflections. But it was hitting by a view to houses and I am not thrilled with that view. The sky was lighting up pretty good with big giant burst.   Hung out and chatted with him for a few minutes then off to a place that I thought would be good.  Did not like the composition set up and the burst were inside the clouds with a few bolts popping out, but that changes real quick and is always fun to watch.  On the way to the first stop I even saw a cop parked on the side of the road out of his car watching the show.  Now the storm is starting to head east and I can see it hitting in another favorite spot that has a few good compositions to choose from.

 

So here we are on the double yellow lines, with a little light painting to light them up. When that say isolated thunderstorms you can see how this one is “isolated”, with star trails above and around the thunderhead.  White fence, and that is Colorado I-25 with car light trails buzzing by and lightning hitting in the background.

 

Would have liked to been here a little earlier  when the bolts were a little closer in but as we say… “it is , what it is” .  At this point it’s almost midnight,  I decided to not chase this storm to Nebraska as it head further east and to head home. I am one that likes the storms to come to me :).  Hope you like this image as much as I did making it.   This is in southwest Weld County, settings – ISO 500 – f3.5 – 28mm – 30 sec exposure.  Hope you love this image as much as I did making it.

 

 

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Colorado fine art nature lightning landscape weather photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna aka “The Lightning Man” .com (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

 

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Golden Ponds Scenic Sunset Reflections 3

Golden Ponds Scenic Sunset Reflections 3

 

A beautiful spring night after a great two day rain, golden ponds sunset reflections.  Longmont Colorado, Boulder County.  Number 3 in this series.   The Golden Ponds land was donated to the City of Longmont by the V.V. Golden Foundation. Vernon Golden, who had mined gravel on this site, donated the land to Longmont citizens as a place to fish, walk and enjoy nature. A bronze sculpture of ‘Vern’ helping a small boy fish was donated by the family and is located along the path just West of the parking lot. With a magnificent view of Longs Peak and the Front Range, this park features 94 acres with 56 acres of water surface in four ponds.

 

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Colorado fine art nature landscape photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

*PLEASE NOTE, WATERMARKS WILL NOT BE ON THE PURCHASE PRINTS*

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HWY 52 – HWY 287 Lightning Storm Image 29

HWY 52 - HWY 287 Lightning Storm Image 29

 

A Colorado lightning thunderstorm cell with lightning striking and mean looking clouds.  Lightning is caused by an electrical charge in the atmosphere that is unbalanced. The movement of rain and ice inside a thundercloud creates an electrical charge, with the negative charge (electrons) forming at the bottom of the cloud and the positive charge (protons) forming at the top.

Opposites attract so the negative charge at the bottom of the cloud seeks out a positive charge to connect with. Lightning can occur inside clouds, between clouds and from clouds to the ground.

 

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Colorado fine art nature landscape weather photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.  *PLEASE NOTE, WATERMARKS WILL NOT BE ON THE PURCHASE PRINTS*

 

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Recent Striking Fine Art Photography Prints and Images:

Lightning Striking Longs Peak Foothills BW

Here Comes The Rain – I am Out of Here

Red Barn on a Farm and What a Beautiful Sight

Watching The Storm From The Farm BWSC

We Have Front Row Seats for the Thunderstorm

Into The Future

Country Stormy Night

A Colorful Night

Lightning Striking Longs Peak Foothills BW

Lightning Striking Longs Peak Foothills BW

 

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 is the black and white version.

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.    Here are my settings for this Lightning session. ISO 100 – 20sec – f5.6 – 28mm.  Hope you enjoy.

 

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Colorado black and white fine art nature landscape 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” .com (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

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Here Comes The Rain – I am Out of Here

Here Comes The Rain

One of the last shots out of this storm chase and lightning photo session. The rain came in and I hung on as long as I could when I got this image.  Water started hitting the lens as you can tell from this image. Normally I would have put this in my reject file but it really tells the story to the end of a great night of chasing lightning.  Hope you like.  Custom prints available on line of “Here Comes The Rain”

 

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Colorado fine art nature landscape 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” .com (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

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