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Lightning Striking Longs Peak Foothills 4C Art Print

Lightning Striking Longs Peak Foothills 4

 

Lightning bolts, cloud to ground striking the front range foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in north Boulder County.  A view of the Twin Peaks, Mount Meeker 13,911 ft. and Longs Peak 14,256 ft. in the distance.

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, leave the same way 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.  There are 8 Lightning images in the series. This is number four. Here are my settings for this Lightning session. ISO 100 – 20sec – f5.6 – 28mm.

 

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This is a layered of 4  images equal to an 80 sec exposure. Hope you enjoy them.  Fine art Colorado nature landscape lightning photography prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints and stock images by By James Bo Insogna (C) 2012 – All Rights Reserved.

 

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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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Thunderstorm on the Colorado Plains Panorama

Thunderstorm on the Colorado Plains Panorama

Lightning thunderstorm with cloud to ground lightning striking out on the plains of North Boulder County, Colorado.   Mother Nature putting on a great show, this is better than fireworks any day.

Cloud-to-ground lightning bolts are very common, about 100 strike the Earth’s surface every single second—and their power is extraordinary. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity.  YIKES!

Custom fine art prints available online of Thunderstorm on the Colorado Plains Panorama

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Thunderstorm on the Plains

Thunderstorm on the Boulder County Plains Panorama

Thunderstorm on the Boulder County Plains Panorama – Lightning thunderstorm with cloud to ground lightning striking out on the plains of North Boulder County, Colorado.  4 images stacked equal to 80 sec exposure. ISO 200 -20 sec – f5.6 – 33mm. Panorama crop.

 

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Lightning Striking By The Train Tracks

 

Lightning Striking By The Train Tracks

A late afternoon thunderstorms came rolling in fast and I was Lucky enough to catch this lightning bolt striking next to the railroad tracks.  Boulder County Colorado.

This is a day time shot without a lightning trigger.  Yes it can be done.  : ) ISO 400 – 1/400 sec – f3.5 – 28mm

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That Spirit In The Sky

That Spirit In The Sky

Lightning Thunderstorm in NE Boulder County.  Looking North from Union Lake, Longmont Colorado.   Cloud-to-ground lightning bolts are a common phenomenon about 100 strike Earths surface every single second yet their power is extraordinary. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity.  Opposites attract so the negative charge at the bottom of the cloud seeks out a positive charge to connect with. Lightning strikes usually last around 1 or 2 microseconds. This must be why it is so much fun to photograph and look at.  Lightning contains millions of volts of electricity.  This is one 10 second exposure – ISO 400 – f10 – 28mm
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SepiaThunderstorm Boulder County Colorado

SepiaThunderstorm Boulder County Colorado

Colorful thunderstorm thunderhead lit up with lightning bolts striking in Boulder County Colorado. Sepia version.  Read the rest of this entry

Thunderstorm Thunderhead Boulder County Colorado

Thunderstorm Boulder County Colorado

Colorful thunderstorm thunderhead lit up with lightning bolts striking in east Boulder County Colorado.  Not all lightning forms in the negatively charged area low in the thunderstorm cloud. Some lightning originates in the top of the thunderstorm, the area carrying a large positive charge. Lightning from this area is called positive lightning.

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Lightning Thunderstorm Weather Photography

Colorful thunderstorm thunderhead lit up with lightning bolts striking Boulder County Colorado. Buy Fine art striking nature landscape lightning photography prints, posters, greeting cards and stock images for licensing.  www. The Lightning Man .com 303-834-2524Colorful thunderstorm thunderhead lit up with lightning bolts striking Boulder County Colorado. http://www.BoInsogna.com

Desert Monsoon Lightning Strikes Sepia Fine Art

Arizona Sonoran Desert during monsoon thunderstorm season with lightning bolts striking.  100 IS0 - 10 sec -f10 - 79mm - Sepia Print.  (C) 2011 James Insogna .com  Fine Art Striking Nature Landscape Photography Prints, Canvas Art and Stock Images.

Arizona Sonoran Desert during monsoon thunderstorm season with lightning bolts striking. 100 IS0 – 10 sec -f10 – 79mm – Sepia Print. James Insogna Fine Art Striking Nature Landscape Photography Prints, Canvas Art and Stock Images. http://www.BoInsogna.com

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