Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

More Cloud & Ground Lightning

In one of our many summer thunderstorms, I got several photos which included close cloud-to-cloud lightning and more distant cloud-to-ground lightning. I posted one of these a few weeks ago, and here's another. (In fact, this one includes two ground strikes, but one of them is rather faint.)
And from a more recent storm where I got several nice shots, here's some lightning flaring across the sky.
It's been a good summer for lightning photos - if you like them stay tuned because I've got lots more. And for more sky-themed photos, visit the awesome Skywatch Friday meme.

32 comments:

  1. For a second I thought they were christmas lights, until I look more closely and saw they were fantastic lightening photos! ;D

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  2. Your lightening captures have really been awesome, Al! The second shot is really amazing to me as I don't think I've seen lateral lightening like these -- or perhaps they were just too small and quick for me to see them. Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  3. Hi, Al! I LOVE these photos! You are such an inspiration to me.

    I have featured your blog and photography in this week's FATuesday Artist Spotlight.

    Thank you for your encouragement. You are such an inspiring person.

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  4. una autentica meraviglia,complimenti!

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  5. The photos are beautiful and perfect .. it flashes you captured very well ...
    LG: Karin

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  6. Dramatic photos, Al! Love photos of thunderstorms and heavy rain.

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  7. Wow - amazing shots. I've never seen horizontal lightning before!

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  8. spectacular. i love your lightning captures. you can have a whole portfolio of them.

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  9. Great shots Al. I have always wanted to give lightning a try but never had the opportunity

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  10. clever captures again
    love that red streak along the bottom, obviously someone in a hurry to get home from the storm

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  11. Wow you are excellent you can take a photo like these. Beautiful!

    My Sunset

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  12. Some day I hope to get some images of lightening. First I will need a thunderstorm, something which has been lacking in my part of the world of late.

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  13. I love other people's captures of lightning, but you won't catch me outside photographing it. I've been within 50 feet of lightning and I'm a little gun shy these days.
    Great captures though. Happy skywatching.

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  14. I like the cloud lightning in the first shot, with all its branchings!!

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  15. Ditto the above commentators.

    You can now start Skylightning Sunday!

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  16. These are wonderful. I've tried to photograph lightning, and it's really difficult! Awesome shots!

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  17. Fantastic! There's an exibition at the Edinburgh Festival just now which I keep meaning to get to - Hiroshi Sugimoto's 'Lightning Fields'. Your sort of photos!

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  18. A job well done. You must have a very good camera and you do excellent work with it. These sights are breathtaking.

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  19. This is amazing shots and I would like to learn to take pictures like this one day.. Just wonderful!

    Thanks for you nice comment about Tatras.
    I have seen your beautiful mountains, but did not know you lived so far up in height. So exciting! Tatra mountains, can be recommend (but, we have at least as beautiful places in Norway, hehe), only a little crowded in August.

    Happy weekend to you!:-)

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  20. Beautiful but eerie -- Although I hate to admit it, I'm a little bit afraid of lightening -- don't see it often enough to get used to it.

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  21. Awesome pics! Read your profile -Colorado is a good place to settle (and lots to photograph (I'm from Holland originally). where are the sand dunes?

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  22. Wow, these are awesome photos of the lightning. Great captures.

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  23. Beautiful Lightning photos, wonderful series Al

    RE: I never saw a windmill lit up like that

    This is done for a special event.
    In September, nine nights illuminated mill and farm route on Goeree-Overflakkee
    Between 1 and 17 September, 2011 is the illuminated windmill and farm route.
    Reason for this is the South Holland theme Long live the Mills!
    Hence, all twelve mills on the island will be illuminated.

    Greetings, Bram

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  24. · I'm back...
    fantastic photo. You are very lucky because you were there.

    · greetings

    CR & LMA
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