Photographing lightning requires long exposures most of the time. Left my shutter open (holding open with a trigger) for that amount of time during a incredible lightning show outside of Ogallala, Nebraska last month. The crawlers and CG return branches were amazing to watch! Exif: Canon 5D Mark III, 21mm (EF16-35) 3.7 seconds, f.5.0, ISO 125.
Left Hot Springs, South Dakota this morning to chase storms in NW Nebraska. Captured anvil crawler lightning this evening just outside of Ogallala, NE. Anvil crawlers are my absolute favorite! One of my favorites from the year!
Another day of chasing storms around NE Colorado. Like the last three days, the storms picked up in intensity around sunset. Stopped to capture lightning on this severe warned storm just North of Bennett, CO. Love the lightning and contrast! #clouds365#lightningphotography#stormchasing
Taken outside of Throckmorton, Texas on the 23rd of April of this year. This is one single shot. I knew the lightning was striking near the center of this road. I exposed for the passing car, getting the red tail lights, then the flash happened. I was amazed when I looked at the image captured! One of my favorites 🙂 #clouds365#lightningphotography#photography#stormchasing
Love this type of lightning. They flash and grow over your head, remain cloud to cloud or most often a orphaned anvil of a supercell. Amazing to watch! Hard to believe this was two years ago this week. Captured in Benjamin, Texas. #lightningphotography#stormchasing#texas#photography
Another shot from the amazing lightning storm outside Throckmorton, Texas last night. I could not believe how many branches and forks the lightning had. This was just a flash, it happened in a blink of the eye! So powerful! #lightningphotography#stormchasing#photography
They are amazingly beautiful when they are out on the Plains. I chased with my friends Mike, James, Dylan and Mallory this incredible supercell in Courtney, Oklahoma this evening at sunset. This was one beautiful, dramatic storms I have seen in a while. It was tornado warned when I captured this panoramic image. I loved the lightning striking though the inflow band. The structure on this storm took my breath away. Amazing! #clouds365#stormchasing#panoramic#lightningphotography#oklahoma
Here is one of my favorites, captured last May in Albany, Texas on the backside of a supercell after it passed. It is called Spider Lightning. The flashes were occurring every few seconds from a anvil over our heads. I had never seen anything like it. Amazing power of nature. #stormchasing#lightningphotography#supercell