Monday, July 18, 2011

Lightning in Lethbridge

We've had some pretty incredibly powerful thunderstorms this summer.  I was sitting at home on Saturday night reading about how to go about photographing star trails when I started to hear some thunder rolling in.  I grabbed my camera and new tripod and jumped in the truck.  I drove to a newly devoloped road with no lights that leads to the top of the coulees.  The following shot was the first one I took.  Several other attempts later and I nearly got hit by lightning, so I decided it was time to pack up and head in.  That, and it had started to rain by then!  I left the exposure on a little too long so the city lights in the distance are somewhat blurry.  Other than that, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Lightning on the coulees


  1. I tried to comment earlier, but I couldn't, so if you get a redundant comment, it was me. Anyway, I'm glad that you got out of the lightning, so that you can continue to produce wonderful pictures like this one.