Yesterday large thuderstorms passed just to the north and south of us here in Bruceville. We got nearly no rain, but a truly excellent light show! The storm to the north had most of its lightning inside the thunderhead, giving the clouds a cool backlit effect. This went on for nearly an hour of constant lightning with little or no thunder reaching me. (24mm f/4 ISO 400 9 seconds) Nikon D80 + Sigma 24-60mm EX.
The storm to the south was a bit farther away, and appeared hazy. Like there was lots of dust or maybe thin clouds in the air between me and the storm. The TV signal tower in the middle distance provides a nice setting for these pictures.
(24mm f/6 ISO 400 8.9 seconds)
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