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Colorado Anvil Lightning Crawler

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Colorado Anvil Lightning Crawler

Out chasing storms in northeast Colorado and saw some amazing crawlers that looked like they were coming off of a tower going up into the sky. During the dissipation of a severe thunderstorm, many discharges of lightning that never appear to make it to the ground will appear to cling to the base of a cloud. Looking up at the cloud base, an anvil crawler will look like fingers of lightning underneath the clouds.

 

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Budweiser Power Fine Art Print

Budweiser Power Fine Art Print

Budweiser Power – Massive Lightning Thunderstorm all over the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Brewery north of Fort Collins.

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.

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.

 

Budweiser Power Fine Art Print

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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 James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

 

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Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lightning Thunderstorm Catch Time Lapse Video

 

 

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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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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Small Town Holiday Spirit

Small Town Holiday Spirit Art Prints

 

Small town America Christmas holiday spirit shinning bright, complete with Santa and Reindeer on the roof and Grinch of Christmas on the Porch.

Fine art holiday photography images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

 

Small Town Holiday Spirit Art Prints

 

 

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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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Budweiser Thunderstorm Power

 Budweiser Power  Metal Art Print

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

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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