Oh come on! How is anyone supposed to compete with a bolt over the Weinermobile?!June 22, 2019 - Had a special visitor stay at my work so in advance of an approaching MCS, set a camera up for continuous time lapse. Figured any keepers would at best be predictably like the first. Just before it arrived, anvil bolt arced out and hit to the south with branching going overhead. I was outside when it struck and moments away from gathering my gear ahead of the rain. Could not believe this happened.
(Note: after a few frames of first scene, positioned camera left to hide nuisance light hence the subtle composition difference of second)
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Hail smashed windows would not be fun .. sorry to hear about that.Michael Snyder said:Yes, it was kicking out some crazy lightning. A nice treat after dealing with hail smashed windows at the hotel!
WOW! Great shots!I may have candidates for new favorites... took these somewhere between 2-3am Friday morning near Eureka, Kansas on the backside of an MCS that rolled through. My news 14-24mm Nikkor lens had arrived two days earlier and I'd say it paid for itself immediately (not literally, but this was EXACTLY why I wanted the full frame lens). I had just finished shooting 90 minutes worth of lightning at a different location when I caught this tree in a flash on my drive back and had to set up for a shot. I was NOT disappointed. Both these shots were taken on a Nikon D750 at 14mm @ f/7