Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Zap!

03-22-lightning

Today was one of those weird weather days.

We were in a tornado watch, but it was bright and sunny most of the day. The wind wouldn't stop blowing, and at times made scary noises coming through the trees. Then, I hear tap tap tapping on the window, only to look out and see some raindrops. The funny thing was, it was very bright out. I went out to see if there was a rainbow and was pelted with big, fat, cold raindrops that smacked me in the back.

The weather man promised rain, but most of it blew quickly over. When I went out to lock up the chickens, that's when I saw all of the lightning storms well off to our west. Don't worry, as I took these photos, I could look straight up and see stars so I was in the clear.

Literally.

The above photo, F4, ISO 200, 40mm with a 25 second exposure.

03-22-lightning2

{F4, ISO 200, 40mm with a 25 second exposure}


03-22-lightning3

{F4, ISO 200, 40mm with a 25 second exposure}
I hate to say this, but I kind of wish I'd been closer!
Welcome to Spring!!

7 comments:

Tillie said...

I adore lightning shots!! Fantastic pictures!

the Goodwife said...

Beautiful!! Wow, those are so great! Ps. very glad you weren't any closer, I'd hate to read you'd gotten a "perm" courtesy of God!

Kelly L said...

These pictures are absolutely amazing.. In CA we don't typically get "weather"... Would love to see something like what you witnessed..
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M!ssPr!ssy said...

Great pictures. I love lightening. I found it ironic that you used the word *blue* when you meant to say *blew* in the following sentence...

The weather man promised rain, but most of it blue quickly over.

I think you were dreaming of blue skies while you were taking the rainy pics.

Mz-Cellaneous said...

Good catch MissPrissy. Sigh, I am having the worst trouble lately with typing, and remembering things... and always being 5 min late. :(
I'm 90% sure, that menopause is knocking on my door.

LisaDay said...

Fantastic, but completely scary shots. I would have been in the basement. Tornado warnings already?

LisaDay

M!ssPr!ssy said...

Ha! Miss Mzcellaneous... 1. I'm a copy-editor by trade so I can't help myself! 2. Don't feel bad I am constantly using hear for here etc...

Great pics...

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