Oh What a Night!

It all started about 8:30 p.m. when a storm quickly came through (Wednesday).

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Buffy and I went out at 9, like we usually do to take orb pictures.  There were almost no orbs, and then I noticed all the in-cloud lightning all around us. I decided we’d better get in the house. We weren’t in 2 minutes before a heavy rain began falling.

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If it’s raining outside, I have 2 doors and 3 windows I take pictures out of. It’s according to the direction of the wind.

I was then busy until almost 11. Then I realized that lightning still flashed in all directions. Since I have night blindness, I asked my husband to drive me down to what we call the “landfill road” a couple miles south of the house.

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Ron backed the truck in a parking area just off the highway and parked facing south toward the storm. Lightning flashed, lots of lightning flashed all around us. Constant flashing. We watched in-cloud lightning, cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning, all flashing almost constantly. My first picture shows my excitement over the experience and no notice of camera angle. IMG_2777 red

I held my camera out the window with the button part way down and tried to get pictures when flashes occured. The horizontal colored bars are on a semi.

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Well, I just happened to push the shutter button just as a bolt of lightning went from cloud to ground. The camera was on the low-light setting, and this resulted.

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The lightning looked much more impressive in person than in these pictures. The storm continued on its way south.

So, basically, the storm/lightning lasted from 8:30 p.m. until almost midnight. Must have been a lot of purification and energizing for the Earth and atmosphere going on! It was the most amazing experience, and I hope you enjoyed it too. 

 

 

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12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by my secret love for you on June 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

    it looked like really it was a Big Night!!! great pictures

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  2. Posted by Therese on June 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Parking at your age!!! Love the pictures! Wonderful.

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  3. Lightning is a hard thing to photograph. We’ve had a few thunderstorms, but mostly during the daylight hours.

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  4. Posted by Margaret Collins on June 30, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Beautiful!

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  5. Amazing experience, cool captures! For that length of time, that is a lot of high energy!

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