Lightning over Lac Mercier

This lake is near Mont-Tremblant and has a lovely beach where my son and I swam the day before this heavy storm blew through the Laurentian Mountains.

The lightning strikes came in sets, striking the hills across the water.  Beside the beach is a pier and a small covered area where I was able to hide from the rain.  That afforded a wonderful view of the lake and back towards the vibrant little town.  Of course, much of that view was illuminated only by the flashes of lightning – most along the hills across the water but a couple were over the community.


I felt the accompanying thunder from those deep in my chest.  Frequently, the wind ripped through the valley and drove the rain horizontally.  The temperature dropped fast when the storm approached and stayed cool through the evening.  I was glad for the rain gear I had stashed in my pack.

There were occasional stretches where everything calmed down, almost to catch a collective breath, but the storm crashed across the mountains relentlessly otherwise.  A proper summer storm by every measure.  After a couple of hours, the rain picked up even more and I thought it was well past time to get home.

6 responses

  1. Those are amazing shots! What are your settings on your camera for a shot of lightning? are they timed? and for how long?

    July 31, 2018 at 5:15 pm

  2. I don’t think I ever could see too many good lightning photos, and these are good. But I must say, the photo of the glow behind the trees is so unusual, and appealing. It’s a different kind of light, but I’m glad you included it.

    July 31, 2018 at 3:03 pm

  3. Wow! That was surely an unforgettable night for you! Thanks for showing.

    July 31, 2018 at 2:15 pm

  4. Spectacular photos!! Thank you!

    July 31, 2018 at 11:57 am

  5. timscap

    Spectacular captures!

    __________________________________  Tim Scapillato www.timscap.com www.linkedin.com/in/timscap   www.thehealthymechanic.comwww.facebook.com/TheHealthyMechanic

    July 31, 2018 at 7:52 am

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