Sundown Texas Lightning Photography 2009

I was given information that this photograph along with a few others actual got some airtime on Channel 11 KCBD in Lubbock Texas.  Did anyone have it recorded on July 22nd 2009?  I didn’t get to see it!

How it happen…

I’m up late last night going through photographs from the 12yr old Cal Ripken State Tournament in Littlefield and it’s about 2-3am when I hear the crack of lightning.  I thought to myself that I couldn’t get so lucky two nights in a row with lightning photographs…could I?

Well…I snapped on my Nikor 50mm f1.4 to my Nikon D700 and took off to see what would happen.  I got out and looked all around Sundown trying to find the most likely spot to get lucky.  It was coming down hard around Hobbs but seemed to far off…then I looked back toward Brownfield and Ropesville and the sparks were flying hard and heavy.  I found a cool spot to setup and waited.

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I have added a few others to the list from 7-29-09.

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  1. B. Rose July 23, 2009 at 9:51 am #


    This photo is simply amazing!!!
    Great shot!


  2. Steve August 11, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    Thanks man…I truly feel blessed to be able to have it as part of my portfolio.

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