Friday, July 3, 2009
Photographing thunderstorms is a delightful thrill. These two pictures are from my first night hike through pouring rain and lightning. It crossed my mind that hunching over a 5 ft. metal tripod was probably not the safest way to weather a thunderstorm, but it would be a great way to go.
It is an awesome, overpowering experience to be surrounded by lightning and drenched in rain, listening to the terrific thunder bellow and roar from every corner of the sky. This storm was so fierce and powerful that I instinctively ducked as gigantic bolts of lightning lit the clouds above. The surge of raw and blinding power electrified the air, and if I die in a thunderstorm, I will die a glorious death.