Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer Lightning

I had several options available for this Skywatch Friday post, but I decided to go with these lightning shots. As I was driving back from Denver on Sunday evening, after I passed over Monument Hill there were two storms. One was on my right (west), over the mountains, while the other was to my left (east), over the plains. Needless to say, when I got home I got out the tripod and camera and was lucky enough to capture a handful of strikes, although nothing really close.
I bet there are more lightning shots on the Skywatch Friday meme page, so visit it soon!

38 comments:

  1. Oh, WOW! Those are awesome captures, Al!! What fantastic, breathtaking, stormy skies! Thanks for sharing these! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Fantastic shots! Your storms out there are high energy.

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  3. Great captures of the exciting feeling of lightning.

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  4. Buongiorno Al, spectacular shots of the games nature

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  5. I'm amused that you're lamenting that the lightning wasn't closer. Dramatic enough for me, and quite simply awesome.

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  6. You must be very quick pressing the shutter. You captured so much lightening!

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  7. Ciao Al
    molto belle queste foto... non vorrei trovarmi nel posto dove cadono perĂ² i fulmini !
    Buona giornata :-)

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  8. I have never gotten a lightning shot...it's so rare around here in southern California. You seem disappointed that the strikes were not close...I'd say that is a VERY good thing! These are amazing! I'd love to do it myself (one of these days, somewhere on this planet).

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  9. Most EXCELLENT shots! Very cool!

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  10. Great lightning shots! I live in the lightning capital of the world (Tampa, FL) and still can't get decent lightning shots.

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  11. outrageously superb.

    www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  12. WOW! How great! Really wonderful shots!
    Wish you a nice weekend:-)

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  13. Lucky indeed!! Amazing pictures!!

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  14. Beautiful SkyWatch Friday photos
    Wonderful pictures from the lightning

    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch Friday

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  15. Amazing shots! I love a good lightning storm, so long as I'm safe inside.

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  16. That looks so fantastic but be careful when taking photos of lightning it might harm your camera like what happened with my friend.

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  17. Gorgeous electric shots. I love storms like this :)

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  18. Truly amazing and excellent.

    Happy SWF weekend.
    Regards.

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  19. I am truly in awe of these shots - excellent work!

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  20. Glad you decided on those. Truly amazing. Such power!

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  21. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    GREAT
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/08/sweden-x-scotland-3x0/

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  22. Spectacular choice for SWF.

    «Louis» thanks you for visiting San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

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  23. Whoa - awesome!
    I am Dutch (live in L.A.) - where did you live in Holland?

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  24. How long have you been chasing storms. You captured at the precise moment. Great shot.

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  25. These are absolutely fantastic shots of the lightning. Great!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  26. I do not like storms of any kind. However, I am glad this one hung around long enough for you to get these great shots.

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  27. Ok, so i have to know what were your camera settings for capturing these wonderful lightning shots? i have been trying to get some shots like this for some time and failed miserably. again, great shots. hope all is well. have a great weekend.

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  28. I appreciate the clarity in your photos. They are amazing shots of lightning! :)

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  29. Fantastic shots Al. I woud not have wanted anything much closer, I know what it is like when the telephone next to the bed is blasted into outer space!

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  30. love this sky watch post. :) Great shots.

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  31. Oh wow! These are magnificent! I like the last one with the houses below and the electrifying light above :D

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