Thursday, June 23, 2011

Catching Lightning.

The other night when we were driving home to Kansas from Colorado, we were headed into a huge storm.

We listened to the radio, made phone calls, watched the radar and felt like we were safe, but we still had to drive through some nasty stuff for about 3 hours.

Part of it was a massive lightning storm.
We watched for a while and then I got a wild hair and wondered if I could capture it on camera.

It took a few tries with different settings, but I finally got it.
So all of these were caught through a rainy windshield in a moving vehicle.

As we were headed toward the storm -




















Of course if I'd been outside with my camera on a tripod they'd have been much clearer.
But I'm still thrilled with what I could catch!
I love a good photography challenge.

*****
Storms: Scary or Cool?

16 comments:

Jen Rowe said...

Great shots!!! Isn't that fun? LOL I did it about a month ago. I just put it on the sport setting and took pictures over and over and over when it was shooting! LOL

Southern Traditions Boutique said...

Love those photos Beki, I can't believe how almost pitch black is was!

Um, right now I'd take any kind of storm in lower Alabama! I love the sound of rain on my roof....makes me want to curl up in bed and watch Cake Boss with my daughter :)

Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

wow thats awesome! I think pictures 4 and 5 look the best, but wow what an adventurous photo challenge! LOL

Katie said...

a bit scary, but the pics are definitely cool! good job.

Miss S. said...

I love Kansas storms. They always put on a brilliant show!

Danielle said...

You are just so stinkin' talented! I love the pics. and I love a good storm :)

This Farm Family's Life said...

I like storms if tornadoes are ruled out. Bravo to you for capturing the lighting. That is tricky!

This Farm Family's Life said...

I like storms if tornadoes are ruled out. Bravo to you for capturing the lighting. That is tricky!

Amanda said...

Thunderstorms I do like... tho they are scary if outside as I know of somebody that was struck by lightening a few years ago...

The Perfect Trio said...

I got stuck in the grocery store today cause of a storm.... I too attempted lightning pics with my iPhone. No luck. I took maybe a hundred shots and I never got one strike.

Yours are very cool!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Forget the tripod - you took some great photos!

Privet and Holly said...

Cool
all
the
way!
I love, love
a great
storm...!
xx Suzanne

jenn said...

hmmm. I used to think lightning was fun, then I got stuck on a ridge during a lightning storm while hiking... and it was scary. Like pray it doesn't strike you scary. Now the thunder rumble sort of terrifies me and I prefer to watch from the comfort of a porch swing. Luckily in WA we don't see the kind of storms you get! Cool pictures :)

Kendal said...

great shots. i only like storms if i'm not driving in them, my power isn't going to go out, my corn isn't going to ruined, and i'm not outside at a ballgame! ummmm. so i guess i don't really like them?

Non-Stop Mom said...

Love these shots, Beki! I absolutely love the one with the windmill in it!

Julie {CalleLillyCafe} said...

Awesome shots! I was lucky enough to catch a few lightening storms here in the desert too. The lightening was traveling sideways! way cool =)