The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Guess what I got???

So I am driving home from Mini-Dew's practice, and I see these beautiful anvils lit by the setting sun, and I get excited. I can see the whole structure, and it is absolutely splendid! I snap off a few, and then, I start to see the lightning.
In the clouds at first, but as I drove up the road, multiple simultaneous CG. Note, I said "as I drove up the road"... Of course, by the time I get home, the storm is only firing bolts under where I can see... so I think, well, let me check it out on radar... so I see..., and I think here's my shot. I can set up the tripod in the backyard like Mikey suggested... and then, I check radar again...clearly frustrating... as the Dewvoid seems to take hold... as usual... I am still watching it. Lightning is more frequent, and the wind is picking up. I'll see what happens... SUCCESS!!! Looky, looky what I got!!!



  1. WELL DONE!!!! See what I brought with me from NC

  2. Awesome cloud and lightning shot!!!!!

  3. Mike, Thanks for the very kind gift. It was a spectacular light show. I wish I could have gone and shot from a better location, rather than my backyard, but... maybe next time.

    Ted, Thanks. I was pretty psyched when I saw what I had caught, and I didn't even have to go outside. :D

  4. That's's such a rush to see that first shot capture on your camera display! Great job. Check this out.

    Stunning eyewall footage.


  5. Thanks, Mikey! It was awesome to see such an impressive bolt. It just makes me hungry for more and better. The more I capture, the more I want to out do myself...

    Great video of Typhoon Sepat. Thanks for the link!

  6. I was think in ths same thing mikey said. To capture that first picture of a lightning bolt. It is yours forever. I still have the picture of my first lightning bolt that i captured with film. You never forget the feeling.....

  7. I still have the first CG I captured on my camera. It's a sad little shot, but it's all mine. Hard to believe that was just over a year ago. It's amazing how far I have come weather-knowledge-wise in that time. How my photography has changed and improved. I have gone from storm chaser wanna-be, to heck yes, I am a storm chaser. It feels pretty darn good.

  8. Jenn-- That lighting shot is freakin' awesome! I know that was some definite adrenaline rush for you! Have a fabulous weekend! :o)

  9. Thanks, Courtney! Definite adrenaline rush! Hope your weekend is fabuloso!!! :D

  10. Sweet!!!!Very Nice!!
    I cant wait for my lightning cherry too be popped.

  11. ...and I am still waiting for that nader... Thanks, Jess.


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