Monday, August 16, 2010
These were taken last night.
What a crazy night for a storm.
I had been home from work for maybe an hour when I heard thunder.
I asked Rob if he was cool with me going out. I really couldn't be long because I still needed to do my work reports and get stuff ready for school in the morning.
I had to trim a couple of the shots because I had a bit of light flare from the parking lot lights but DANG!
This is one of my absolute favorites!
I ended up having to leave the CVS because my battery went dead and I left my spare on the charger.
I know, I know, don't lecture. :)
When I got to my house, 1/2 mile away it was pouring. So I headed back to CVS and the storm had moved more west and I had to move to a different spot.
Can you believe that the local TV station didn't show any of these shots but they showed one of someone elses that was blurry and had power lines showing.
Am I biased, Hell yes!
I posted an album on Facebook with about 45 different shots but these are my favorites.
It looks like I'll be changing or adding some pictures to my walls.
After about and hour though I had to head home. There was a storm coming up from the south, a new storm from the east and the one heading west was petering out. The lightning continued for a couple of more hours with rain here and there, but I had stuff I HAD to get finished and so I enjoyed watching from my living room window as I did my work.
August and September have produced some of my best photos so I'm sure there will be at least one or two more good storms before the season is over.
* Update- a local channel 4 has emailed me that they will be showing my photos tomorrow morning. Cool!
** Received another email today, this time from our local newspaper Arizona Daily Star, wants to publish the second photo in tomorrows paper!!
*** I made the front page! Az Daily Star and channel 9 news showed photo #3 several times.