Friday, June 27, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

God provided quite the show yesterday afternoon with gnarly grey skies, heavy clouds, lots of thunder and lightning:




Culminating in my first catch of lightning on "film" - I only had to stand there (under cover) and snap off photos for about 20 minutes before I finally got a good one (using the Nikon point & shoot that doesn't react as quickly as the DSLr):



Visit Tom for more Sky Watch Friday shots - hopefully with less voltage.

34 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am now taking a 10 day dose of steroids for my Rheumatoid Arthritis pain and it works. I am free of pain. For now and am taking a chance to see if I can visit the Sky Watch Bloggers and see what's up this week.

I am not participating in Sky Watch Friday just because I might not be able to make it around to all if the pain flairs up again and that would not be right for me.


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I enjoyed seeing your blog post for Sky Watch Friday and I thought your photography was excellent.

Amazing lightening strike.

Rose said...

Like them all--I just love clouds of any kind. I have never captured lightening...so of course I love that last one.

Andrea said...

Wow, great capture of the lightning. I have not mastered that yet. Maybe one of these days.

quinttarantino said...

I'm back ...
Oh no, cried blog world ... he's back!

But guess what, I'm so happy. If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see these great photos!

Luke Wiley said...

dramatic clouds! and nice capture of the lightning!
My Sky Watch Friday post

bobbie said...

Marvelous pictures! the lightning strike is so wonderful. It's very hard to catch that.

bobbie said...

These are marvelous pictures. The lightning strike is very impressive. It is so difficult to capture that.

me ann my camera said...

Wow... waiting for the rain and the lightning bolt is a marvelous photo capture!
varying seasons

Old Wom Tigley said...

Striking..;o)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Thank you for your perserverance and patience. Your lightning photo is wonderful. I've not ever been successful in getting a lightning shot (mostly because I'm chicken, I think). Off-topic: I love the word "gnarly."

SandyCarlson said...

God sometimes likes to work in B&W--and with a dash of green! These are great!

Pretty Life Online said...

Pretty one for SWF! Which reminds me the quote... "we all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon".... Mine's up too hope you can drop by. Happy Weekend!

granmal said...

That's a great capture in the last picture. We were watching this show yesterday on our way to church. Great capture!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Awesome pictures! I can almost feel the storm.

babooshka said...

Mean and moody. Love the lightening strike.

Lara said...

you got great photos!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the atmosphere in these shots! That last one is a real live wire!

Petunia said...

It is a gray day here in Bergen too but we have no thunder today. Love the last shot. Always wanted to take pictures like that:)

Petunia's SWF

For The People said...

Pretty sure you were about to get wet. :)

mirage2g said...

Great timing for the lightning shot! So these were all taken yesterday? Must be quite a day...happy weekend!!

esnorway said...

nice shoots

Rachel said...

Your pictures are really good! I've been trying to get a capture of lightening in action, but no success yet. thanks for the comment!

Shimmy Mom said...

I really like the last one. Lightening is so hard to capture.

Ackworth Born said...

smashing shot of the lightning

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hello! I love thunder storms. A couple of weeks ago, we had a storm coming through and decided to go to the bay to watch. I tried to get a picture of lightning, but I was unable.

You have capture a electrifing shot. Thank you. Lisa

Mustang Mike said...

Wow! Neat pictures! And the lightning strike! Great catch! Thanks for sharing! Mustang Mike

John said...

Great captures for sky watch!
Have a nice weekend.

Suzanne said...

Wow what a great series of photos. The lightening shot is fantastic. My little one said wow pink lightnening. Happy SWF.

Julie said...

Thanks for visiting, Alan. I am particularly taken with your lightning bolt. Rainbows at least are fairly stationary!

Well captured.

Gallicissa said...

Nice sequence. I like the lightening shot. Have a good day!

Uma por dia said...

Wow! Love the lightning!

Wren said...

Ominous looking. You created a real sense of the atmosphere around a storm.

eyestothesky said...

Great shots!! Your right they do look like the same skies!! I have yet to capture lightning though. One day!!

becky voyles said...

Love the fact that you captured the lightening. I tried to do that on a pitch black road in Indiana w/ my digital and it did not work. All I got was blackness or the dashboard since we were in the truck.