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November 7, 2008

UTM Photo of the Month — November 2008

Filed under: Photography,UTM Updates — Mike U @ 7:31 pm

Dramatic cloud-to-ground lightning flash with foreground traffic streak

Thisimage was one of several memorable keepers from a storm chase in Aprilof 2008. I was fortunate to observe and photograph one of the mostprolific "high quality" lightning producing storms I had seen in a longtime. I had the tripod set up between the east and west bound lanes ofa divided highway east of San Angelo and just so happened to capturethe streak of tail lights as a truck was traveling west. Details ofthis image: Nikon D200 body, 16mm focal length (24mm virtual focallength), 15s @ f/8, ISO 125. Photographed April 26, 2008 during a westTexas storm chase.



  1. That’s so awesome. I think the lightning bolt in the back (on the left) is just as striking as the more prevalent strike.

    Comment by Karmalily — November 9, 2008 @ 8:50 pm

  2. That’s one of those shots where you see the bolt hit and KNOW you nailed a beauty! :o )

    Comment by Tony Laubach — November 10, 2008 @ 11:37 am

  3. Freaking awesome, Mike.

    Comment by Dann Cianca — November 10, 2008 @ 12:14 pm

  4. abso-fricken-lutely incredible!!

    Comment by Ariel — March 19, 2009 @ 12:25 am

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