The Grid

(please click to view larger on black // canon 5d mark ii, canon 70-200 f/2.8 is l, 130mm, iso 400, f/5.6, 12 sec // buy print)

Powerlines and lightning, what could be better?

I captured this along highway 85 south of Buckeye. I actually had given up further south towards Gila Bend, so I was heading home when some storms popped up to my west. I drove on the shoulder a bit to line up my truck with the powerlines and the storm, and setup in the median.

Sometimes you find that perfect composition (or at least the one you want) when you’re chasing storms and then it’s up to God and nature to deliver the final product. Got lucky on this night.

  • Heath O’Fee

    I really like this one.

  • Hector Garza

    Yes, what else could I ask? It is perfect!
    Even, with a little imagination, the lightning looks like one of those towers.

  • Oliver

    Somewhat menacing.

  • Chris Maskell

    Awesome capture Mike

  • Scott Wood

    Awesome, power lines and lightning never get old.

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