The Dance

Symmetry - Arizona Monsoon Lightning

(click to see on black // canon 5d mark ii, canon 70-210mm f/4, 205mm, f/5.6, iso 400, 30 sec // buy print)

The one fun thing about stormchasing…whether it’s photographing monstrous thunderheads, dust storms, or lightning strikes…is that it’s always different. Something new, something exciting…something you learn.

For instance…lightning strikes. They are never the same. Which is why I love it so much. And even when two lightning strikes almost appear to be mirror reflections of each other, they are still different. Like in this photo.

But it’s still kind of interesting to look at from a sort of “un-microscopic” eye. These two bolts really appear to be doing some kind of dance together…mirroring each others moves. Almost perfect symmetry.

10 replies
  1. Mike
    Mike says:

    @ Eje – It’s actually f/5.6, but I was at ISO 400 because this was so far away from me, I was thinking in my head I’d need a bit more sensitivity…but I really didn’t. Turned out okay though.

  2. aalevy
    aalevy says:

    Mike,
    Again a brillant shot. You continue to outdo yourself. Man, you are so good!!!
    Thank you for the opportunity to see your excellent photos.
    Mouth watering!!!

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