(17 May 2012)
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About This Shoot
Date: 17 May 2012
Location: Southwest Kansas from Ulysses to Copeland to Meade, KS
Shoot Type: Storm Chase
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Synopsis:
This was a non-supercell storm chase close to home. Storms first formed in the Ulysses area, and I followed them slowly east. The storms were high-based, but were quite electrical. I managed to capture quite a few daytime lightning images using the Lightning Trigger.

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17 May 2012


Thu, 17 May 2012 22:45:05 -0500
A fairly close cloud-to-ground lightning flash from a high-based thunderstorm east of Ulysses, KS on 17 May 2012
  
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Thu, 17 May 2012 22:42:19 -0500
A fairly close cloud-to-ground lightning flash from a high-based thunderstorm east of Ulysses, KS on 17 May 2012

Thu, 17 May 2012 20:55:24 -0500
storm chase lightning photography recap May 17

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Thu, 17 May 2012 18:36:51 -0500
chase update 6:32pm sitting along hwy 144 still photographing lightning northwest of Copeland. A few pretty good images of somewhat close CGs

Thu, 17 May 2012 17:57:51 -0500
chase update 555pm

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Thu, 17 May 2012 13:58:25 -0500
Watching some showers and storms for ahead of small upper low in southeast CO for evening photography opportunity in SW KS