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 and 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. It only took me 8 years but it finally worked out.
4:00pm, June 13th, 2015. This date and the number thirteen 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 the very small rustic town of Rollinsville Colorado, Gilpin County. The snow covered continental divide is right below the lightning bolts. The red building is the famous Stage Stop.
A day in the life of a storm catcher, http://www.TheLightningMan.com
Another blast from the past. This is the time of year I love to go back over old lightning chase shoots and put time lapse slide shows together. Couple more months and lightning storm season will be here.
This is the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lightning Thunderstorm chase and catch, Fort Collins, Colorado. Lightning thunderstorm short time lapse loop.
Another night of chasing lightning thunderstorms. June 22nd, 2009. close to midnight.
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Scenic landscape view of horses grazing on a ranch in the Colorado high country autumn season with the Indian Peaks towering above, Boulder County.
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An early morning view in the magic hour of the sunrise. Intense colorful cloud over head and blue sky below and over the Rockies. An old classic Turbo Tractor in the foreground ready for the morning plowing of the farm fields and a view of the Colorado Rocky Mountains front range in the distance with Longs Peak on the right. North East Boulder County, Colorado.
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.
Wild Colorado Weather, lightning striking with a tree silhouette and blue sky, taken on July 13th, 2011 in Boulder County, Colorado.
A fantastic colorful Colorado cloud to cloud lightning thunderstorm. Lightning image number 27, Tree Silhouette in the foreground with a large open colorful sky from the city lights and a small lightning bolt going cloud to cloud.
View looking East on the St Vrain Greenbelt from County Line Rd. Boulder County, Colorado. Lightning Photography as fine art prints and Canvas Wall Art. Date taken 7-13-2011
Budweiser Power – Massive Lightning Thunderstorm all over the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Brewery. This was one crazy amazing storm. I chased this very erratic lightning thunderstorm all the way to Wyoming. It was sooooo crazy at one point I would hit my shutter button then jump in the back of the SUV to get my feet off the wet ground. This is one of mnay images in this series. This is two images layered to keep the noise low, equal to a 30 sec exposure, f11, 75mm, ISO 100, WB tungsen. Look for more in the gallery. Custom prints available online: Budweiser Thunderstorm Power
Lightning fact: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) endeavored to test the theory that sparks shared some similarity with lightning by using a spire which was being erected in Philadelphia. While waiting for completion of the spire, he got the idea to use a flying object such as a kite. Read the rest of this entry
Black and white fine art photography scenic tree silhouette with a cloud to ground lightning bolt striking in the background, Boulder County, Colorado. ( Prints Online – Lightning Tree Silhouette Black and White ) ISO 500 – 13 sec – f13 – 60mm
Lightning Fact – Lightning can reach over five miles in length, raise the temperature of the air by as much as 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit (27,700 degrees Celsius), and contain a hundred million electrical volts. If you can hear thunder, you are within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of a storm—and can be struck by lightning. Use the 30-30 rule, when visibility is good and there is nothing obstructing your view of the thunderstorm. When you see lightning, count the time until you hear thunder. If that time is 30 seconds or less, the thunderstorm is within six miles (ten kilometers) of you and is dangerous.