First Strikes

Now I don’t fancy myself a Mike Olbinski or Scott Wood, or any of the amazing storm chasing/lightning shooting photogs out there, but I couldn’t resist stopping for my first attempt at capturing lightning. I was on my way home from an evening of shooting at the Calgary Stampede, and the lightning strikes were coming quite frequently all the way home. I knew there was a decent spot I could hit just down the street from my house where our new community ends, so I made way there as quickly as possible to set up. While on my way there, I was wracking my brain trying to remember as many details from Mike’s great lightning photography tutorial post, and I think I remembered just enough to be dangerous. These are by no means spectacular, but I thought they were worth sharing anyway 🙂

Mike Olbinski - July 13, 2011 - 9:11 am

DUDE……………wooo! Congrats, it’s so much fun and addicting 🙂

Heather - July 13, 2011 - 9:15 am

Awesome Heath! I got my first one ever last night and Mike is right it is addicting!

I think these are great shots!

Dave DiCello - July 13, 2011 - 9:20 am

These are surely awesome Heath! I love that second one, the spiderweb look is so cool!

Tanya - July 13, 2011 - 9:46 am

WOW! These are great dude! I especially love the second one!!

Brian Furbush - July 13, 2011 - 9:47 am

These are awesome! I still haven’t gotten the chance to attempt this, will have to at some point – maybe we’ll get a storm when you come to NYC!

Rob Hanson - July 13, 2011 - 9:57 am

Very nicely done! This and the tutorial will surely inspire me to try this.

Dave Wilson - July 13, 2011 - 10:01 am

Nice job, Heath! I would love to give this a shot but, unfortunately, nature has stopped sending storms to Texas this year. I guess I’ll need to move north.

Chris Wray - July 13, 2011 - 10:04 am

Totally impressive. Love the second shot with ominous tones in the cloud and fingerling lighting arcs.

Eden - July 13, 2011 - 10:07 am

Neat 🙂

Jesse Pafundi - July 13, 2011 - 10:48 am

Bravo, these are nasty. Really really well done!

Brei - July 13, 2011 - 10:58 am

WOW! Those definitely capture the massive energy of the storm last night. Good job;)

Brian Matiash - July 13, 2011 - 11:37 am

You made the attempt and you have the shots to prove it. That, in and of itself, is excellent. Rock on, dude!

Rick Young - July 13, 2011 - 12:02 pm

Way to go Heath! These are great.

Steven Perlmutter - July 13, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Excellent shots. Well done.

Curt Fleenor - July 13, 2011 - 12:28 pm

Great catches Heath – these are sweet!

Scott Wood - July 13, 2011 - 2:38 pm

Welcome to the club, your life will never be the same. 🙂 I love the cloud detail in the shots, well done.

Chris Frailey - July 13, 2011 - 3:03 pm

Heath these look great. Nice captures!

Edith Levy - July 13, 2011 - 4:25 pm

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Eje G - July 13, 2011 - 5:56 pm

Congrats, love chassing storms 🙂 now that you gotten a taste of it you will not be able to stop 😉 another radat addict is born..

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