More from the Canada Day lightning storm

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When my children and I decided to head out from Redwood Meadows to find a good vantage point to watch the lightning storm hanging over the Bow River between Cochrane and Calgary, we stopped when we got past the edge of the forest and could first see the storm itself.

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We found a spot 10 miles from the closest edge of the storm and watched the show which rippled and flashed in the massive clouds rising off the northern horizon.

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At one point while we were watching the lightning erupting at 3, 4 or 5 different places at once, my son said, “Baby Thor is having a temper tantrum”.  That seemed about right and apparently he has an enormous amount of energy because the lightning flashed and the bolts flew constantly for the two hours that I was there.

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I re-worked the image that I first posted from the storm – cooling the white balance by almost 1000°K.  I really love how the lightning bolts crackle out of the cloud column.

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On the way back, I stopped by a pond where the western edge of the storm, still busy with sheet lightning, was reflected in its surface.  A beautiful final view of the storm before heading home.

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14 responses

  1. Wow… Just speechless….

    August 25, 2016 at 1:21 am

  2. Holy crap! I love these lightning shots. I’ve been wanting to get some myself, but Hawaii sky is rarely clear enough to capture any good photos when a storm is severe enough to generate lightning. Maybe this hurricane season will bring us some photogenic moments!

    July 29, 2016 at 9:29 pm

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  4. Barbosa

    Uoll….isto da medo! Tenho medo de raios e trovões desde pequena…

    July 13, 2016 at 8:45 pm

  5. Wow, what an awesome series of sky photos! I never saw it in reality like this.
    Greetings from Germany, Dieter

    July 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm

  6. XAM

    Me encantan tus fotografías.
    Poseen energía

    July 6, 2016 at 10:12 pm

  7. What a huge centre, amazing shots, all.

    July 4, 2016 at 9:10 pm

  8. Great Album!

    July 4, 2016 at 7:21 am

  9. Terrific shots!

    July 4, 2016 at 6:05 am

  10. Wow! Very nice pictures! God is great for making such a sky phenomena!

    July 4, 2016 at 5:09 am

  11. These pictures are amazing! Thunder storms fascinate me and the pictures you have taken are stunning! Thanks for sharing!

    July 4, 2016 at 4:50 am

  12. What a storm! Amazing photos! Thank you.

    July 4, 2016 at 4:12 am

  13. The Stoked Traveler and Surfer's Blog

    Top Photos..!!!!

    July 4, 2016 at 1:16 am

  14. Stunning cloud and light formations. A power fury of nature.

    July 4, 2016 at 1:07 am

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