Springbank electrics

The thunder and lightning rolled over the prairies several times over the past couple of weeks.  On August 1st, I went out to photograph dusk as the smoke from the wildfires has helped create some beautiful evening scenes.  The haze thinned after sunset and a large cloud took shape from it as the sky cooled into night.

While the color slipped away, the cloud grew and I caught a flicker of lightning on the northern edge.  Rain didn’t fall and the wind never really picked up.  However a fork crackled through the air every few minutes for the next couple of hours.

The storm slowly churned east towards Calgary and the open prairie beyond.  The trailing edge left behind a clear sky dotted with stars.  This last photograph caught the moon illuminating the cloud as it rose.


9 responses

  1. I love the variety of blues in the second one. I made sure to look at these as large as I could-they are beautiful!

    August 14, 2018 at 12:54 pm

  2. Wow! Thanks for these excellent photos.

    August 10, 2018 at 12:12 pm

  3. The rain shaft in the last photo’s a great addition.

    August 9, 2018 at 6:45 am

  4. beautiful captures, i love storm shots

    August 9, 2018 at 4:36 am

  5. Superb!

    August 9, 2018 at 1:58 am

  6. Monumental energy captured in those shots–snd what a landscape–thanks.

    August 9, 2018 at 12:34 am

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