Monthly Archives: June 2015

Rollinsville Colorado Lightning Thunderstorm

Rollinsville Colorado Lightning Thunderstorm

 

Fantastic afternoon thunderstorms roll in to the Colorado Rocky Mountains high country almost on a daily basis in the summer.  Lightning strikes once or twice and moves in and out pretty fast.  Mostly in the early or late afternoon time of day.  It is vary hard to catch a still shot without a lightning trigger in the day especially when it is random and does not hit more then a couple times. But it can be done, I do not use a trigger.

This storm lightning strikes were about 20 to 25 at least,  very rare to see that many and scary if you are on the mountain top  Smile .     4:00pm, June 13th, 2015.      This is a view of lightning striking over the small town of Rollinsville, Colorado, Gilpin County.  The snow covered continental divide is right under the lightning bolts covered in clouds.   This image was shot with a  Canon 7D  and is 4 image stack –  ISO 100 – I.6 sec – f22 – 33mm.

 

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Colorado fine art nature landscape lightning weather photography  images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.
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Lightning Striking Over Rollinsville Colorado

Lightning Striking Over Rollinsville Colorado Art Print

Afternoon thunderstorms roll in to the high elevation in the Colorado Rocky Mountains almost on a daily basis in the late spring into summer.  Lightning strikes once or twice also moves in and out pretty fast.  Mostly in the early or late afternoon time of day.  It is vary hard to catch a still shot without a lightning trigger.  At this time I do not use one nor have I ever used one.

This is the first image that I have caught lightning in the high elevation of the mountains.  Watch the storm tracking and really though this was a good chance and it happened according to plan,  4:00pm, June 13th, 2015.  13 is a lucky number in our family because it is my sisters Kathie’s birthday.  She passed away a few years ago so I can only think she had something to do with this image. Happy Birthday Kathie!

This is a view of lightning striking over Rollinsville Colorado, Gilpin County.  The snow covered continental divide is right below the lightning bolts hidden in the clouds.

Lightning Striking Over Rollinsville Colorado Art Print

 

Colorado fine art nature landscape lightning weather photography  images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

 

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Highway Storm

Highway Storm

Lightning strikes following the diagonal highway  that connects Boulder and Longmont Colorado,  neon car light trails and lightning overhead.  Boulder County Colorado.  As always these storms pushed out NE.  Thirteen second exposure.

 

Highway Storm Art Prints

Colorado fine art nature landscape lightning weather photography  images by James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved.

 

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Diagonal Lightning Strikes

Diagonal Lightning Strikes Art Prints

View to the east from north Boulder County Colorado looking to the neon lights from the car light trails on the diagonal  highway with cloud to cloud lightning as well as cloud to ground lightning bolts striking.   This is a two image stack equal to a 40 second exposure.

 

Diagonal Lightning Strikes Art Prints

Colorado fine art nature landscape lightning weather photography  images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

 

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Left Hand Creek Nature Break Video

 

Image yourself hanging out on Left hand Creek in Left Hand Canyon, Boulder County, Colorado. Take a Nature break…

Colorado fine art nature landscape  photography and video images by James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved.

 

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Lightning Thunderstorm On The Colorado Plains

Lightning Thunderstorm On The Colorado Plains Art Print

I love it when these springtime lightning storms kick up on the Colorado farming plains. This is one of my favorite Boulder County views. Lightning strikes from this storm cell cloud with blue skies and stars above. What a beautiful sight it was. This is a four image stack. Panorama landscape view.

 

Lightning Thunderstorm On The Colorado Plains Art Print

 

 

Colorado fine art nature landscape lightning weather photography images by James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved.

 

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Sunset Lake Storm Front Panorama View

Sunset Lake Storm Front Panorama View Art Print

 

Hanging out lakeside with a camp fire and watching a a fantastic lightning show all across the eastern horizon.  A very bright almost full moon above with an isolated thunderstorm cell all lit up with  lightning striking.  This is a view from Jackson Lake in Morgan County Colorado looking East.  These storms went around us giving us a great side view and show as they went  out in the NE direction right past our location.  Lightning kicked up right after sunset.

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Colorado fine art nature landscape lightning weather photography  images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

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Leading Strike

Leading Strike Lightning Art Print

This storm packed a lot of rain, so the only thing you can do in that case is find a place with a over hang, porch or park shelter.   It was tough finding something with a good composition so here we are at McIntosh lake East end view to Longs Peak in the far distance.  Longmont, Colorado, NE Boulder County.   Number one is safety the number two is protect your gear.

 

Leading Strike Lightning Art Print

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Dancing Thunderstorm Cell On The Horizon

Dancing Thunderstorm Cell On The Horizon Art Print

 

Star trails and blue sky above this thunderstorm cell  lit up with lightning dancing on the horizon putting on a nice show. This is a three minute exposure done by stacking eight, thirty second  exposure images in a row and stacking them to keep the noise level very low.

 

Dancing Thunderstorm Cell On The Horizon Art Print

Colorado fine art nature landscape lightning weather photography  images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

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Stormin Rainbow

Stormin Rainbow Art Print

Country scenic landscape with cattle grazing on green pastures with a rainbow and wild rainy severe stormy tornado weather in the sky.  NE Boulder County Colorado.  June 4th 2015 NE Boulder County Colorado.  This is north Longmont, edge of town 95th north of highway 66.   Ever heard the term “flying cows”, well these cattle are about to come close to being some.

Stormin Rainbow Art Print

Colorado fine art nature landscape lightning weather photography   images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

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