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.
Day in the life of a storm catcher, photographer Bo Insogna, www.TheLightningMan.com –
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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
Budweiser Lightning Thunderstorm Moving Out north west and up into Wyoming. An amazing storm that I chased and stay with from Boulder County to the WY border. Black and white sepia Lightning thunderstorm weather photography Image. Striking Photography by Storm chaser James Bo Insogna. Buy this reasonably priced Lightning fine art photography available as Giclee Print, Fine Art Print, Canvas Art , Framed Print, Poster and greeting cards. Available all sizes, custom framed or unframed to decorate your office walls, home walls, cafe, restaurant, boardroom, waiting room or almost any commercial space. With Fast, Secure world wide shipping to your door. Wall prints are also a great gift idea. Just click on the image to custom order. Greeting cards are available too. Please feel free to browse our other fine art print galleries for more fantastic striking prints guaranteed to liven and class up any decor. http://www.TheLightningMan.com 1-888-682-0122
Anheuser-Busch brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. This was the Budweiser Storm chase on June 22, 2009. Chased this storm from North Boulder County to the Wyoming border. It was an incredible storm because I was able to stay just on the end of it just out of the rain and stayed with it all the way north along the Rocky Mountain Front Range. The whole time looking for great compositions for me it is Lightning Photography as Fine Art. This was like the holy grail when I came up on it in the middle of nowhere. When I first set up my camera the lightning bolts were hitting all over. You could not tell what direction was next. Very scary. So I would hit my shutter and then sit in the back of the SUV with my feet off the ground, that’s how worried I was. Safety FIRST! Then when it headed north I was able to shoot with ease. Lot of great shots came out of this Stormy night. HDR version. Striking fine art lightning photography by James Insogna 1-888-682-0122
Amazing lightning show above the Budwesier plant. This is a layered image equal to about a 2.5 minute exposure. Storm 06.22.09.So it’s Monday June 22nd, 9:30 at night and I am thinking there will be no storms tonight YEA, I need a break and boom another one comes in fast and furious. How many so far???I have to tell you this was one of the scariest storms I have ever chased. Flashes of lightning in the clouds hitting in ALL directions. You could not tell where the bolts were going to strike. Now that’s very dangerous. This storm really scared me. There were times I would not even get out of the SUV. I chased this storm all over Boulder County open space looking for something interesting to photograph with the storm in the right position. Not always easy. It was heading North. This storm was so amazing and one of the only storms I have ever chased in 20 years like it. I was able to stay with this storm and it seemed we were traveling at the same speed.My location was always right off the middle in the rain. So north we went…. looking for something good. Seemed I was always by houses and not the subjects I was looking for. And when I did find something, the storm was not in the right position. Went through Berthoud…. then Loveland…. then Fort Collins… and then… it happened. I was finally out of residential areas and in wide open space and there it was… The Budweiser plant, all lit up and ready for me. And I have to tell you it was crazy. Flashes in all directions and very dangerous. When I first started shooting I would hit my shutter button and then sit in the back of the SUV with my feet off the ground. ( Fact:” Rubber shoes will not give you any meaningful protection from lightning.” So I am guessing my official Lightning shoes, crocs will not give “Meaningful “protection. Better than spikes 😉 That went on for a while. It got less threatening after a little time and I could relax without as much worry. The stormed hung in there till a little after midnight before heading into Wyoming. I almost kept going and I did for a little while but it was time to call it a nightFact: The Fourth of July is historically one of the most deadly times of the year for lightning in the U.S.. In summer, especially on a holiday, more people are outside, on the beach, golf course, mountains, or ball fields. Outdoor jobs such as construction and agriculture, and outdoor chores such as lawn mowing or house painting are at their peak, putting people involved in danger.Where organized sports activities take place, coaches, umpires, referees, or camp counselors must protect the safety of the participants by stopping the activities sooner, so that the participants and spectators can get to a safe place before the lightning threat becomes significant. A copy of this Print hangs in the Budweiser Brewry in this photograph. Striking fine art nature landscape photography prints, posters, greeting cards and stock images for licensing By James Bo Insogna Gallery (C) 2012 â All Rights Reserved 1-888-682-0122
Budweiser Power – Massive Lightning Thunderstorm all over the the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Brewery. Lightning fact: Benjamin Franklin (1706â1790) 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. During the next thunderstorm, which was in June 1752, it was reported that he raised a kite. He was accompanied by his son as an assistant. On his end of the string he attached a key, and he tied it to a post with a silk thread. As time passed, Franklin noticed the loose fibers on the string stretching out; he then brought his hand close to the key and a spark jumped the gap. This is Two images layered equal to a 30 sec exposure, f11, 75mm, ISO 100, WB tungsen. Processed with a slight orton effect. (C) 2011 James Insogna .com 1-888-682-0122
So it’s Monday June 22nd, 9:30 at night and I am thinking there will be no storms tonight YEA, I need a break and boom another one comes in fast and furious. How many so far???