Boulder County Colorado Lightning Storm 07.20.09 11:15pm 15 sec f4.9. Monday July 20th, 2009… so here it is about 9:30pm and I start to see the flashes out the window calling my name. I am so happy cause it is hitting south of me for the first time in a while. So I take off on my route that has two shots I am working on. I pull over to the location of my shots and sit and watch as the rain comes down in buckets. No Such luck. It was not hitting where I wanted it to plus a lot of in the cloud action. So I took off and headed west to HWY 36. Between Lyons and Boulder. I have a couple locations here but again not hitting in the right place. It is hitting just east of Boulder. So next I decided to go up into the hills to get a shot of the Boulder City Lights and Lightning. Went up Lee Hill road, turn out to be the wrong road and should have got on Stage Coach road. ( hey it was dark I got confused 😉 Stagecoach has two great over looks to the City lights looking out east from the mountains. But lucky me it was not hitting in the right place of those valley windows to the lights. Maybe if I hadn’t lost some time It was here earlier. So back down I go. It is still a lot of in the cloud to cloud action with a bolt coming out now and then. SO back to HWY 36. Just north of Boulder I found a spot. Looking out east to Lafayette and Louisville. It was very rainy and windy at times. These images are not the sharpest because of it. I normally would put these to the bottom of the pile and maybe come back to these in a few years and they might look better to me 😉 Loving chasing lightning in Boulder County and Beyond. Hope you like these two images from this shoot. I didn’t want to come up empty handed. I like how you see the bolt starting up high in the cloud. Hope to get a better one of these in the future. Striking Photography by Bo Insogna,Lightning and Nature Print Gallery: www.TheLightningMan.com
Striking Photography by Longmont Colorado Photographer Bo Insogna
North East Boulder County Lightning Thunderstorm 07.19.09 www.TheLightningMan.com
This storm started later in the evening. Just how I like them. It was dinner time, for us we eat late, it was about 8:30. I had just got done cooking. Everypne was having something different. We were just about to sit down and it started. So as I have done many times… I looked at my wife and son and said ” I got to go” Something they are used too hearing when the first sound of thunder hits. So I went to north east Boulder County just north of Longmont to one of my favorite lakes. It was cloud to cloud lightning. Thunder heads were lighting up but the bolts would never appear. If they had… it would have been one of my best nights. It lasted for a long time. Very beautiful and hard to capture the true beauty on film.
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???
Last night was another night of chasing Lightning storms. It is crazy trying to get to a good location before the storm moves on. I have a few shots/Locations that I am working on. Hoping to pull them out before summer is over. Here is an Image from last nights storm. It was one of the first shots I took and then… did not get much after that besides soaking wet!
I did an Interview with the Daily Camera too. Look for some images in the paper. Every day I pinch myself cause I can not believe I live here. What an incredible place Boulder County is!!!
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Boulder County Lightning Thunderstorm 06.05.09 The tricky part was finding a quick location. These storm coma and leave so quickly. I wanted to get a car light trail in the image, so I set up shop near Hygiene on 17th street. Here is the Image. You can see more Images in my gallery at www.TheLightningMan.com
I have been a storm chaser for over twenty years. It is my challange to get some great images of lightning here in Boulder County. This is an Image from last nights strm. Hope you like. Comments… questions … welcome.
Lightning thunderstom 06.15.09. Many lightning strikes on McIntosh Lake. Boulder County, Colorado. Striking Photography by Bo Insogna TheLightningMan.com . Black and white print available in all sizes. Great for your home, office or as a gift. Will liven any decor.
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