Some lightning down on the Rincon Mountains

Lightning over the Rincons
(please click to view on black // canon 5d mark iii, canon 50mm f/1.2 l, 50mm, iso 100, f/5.6, 25 seconds, cropped // buy print)

I am not sure I’ve ever made a panoramic lightning image before, but this one naturally called for it.

Back on July 1st, I set-up here just south of the Rincon Mountains and waited for a storm to come my way. And the timing was perfect…the sky got dark and the lightning finally started moving over the tops of the mountain range. I had  field day and literally have 10-15 more shots from around this area. Was insane.

This was cropped to a panoramic of course. I loved the symmetrical curve of the mountains the way nature of the lightning bolt started way on the left and landing in three spots on the far right. Such a unique looking strike and I dug the illumination of the mountain as well.

More to come from this stuff and the monsoon season thus far!