The lonely road

Distant Thunder
(please click to view on black // canon 5d mark ii, canon 50mm f/1.4, iso 200, f/6.3, 25 sec // buy print)

There is a sister image that goes along with this one. That one was shot about four minutes after this one and included a lucky capture of car tail lights along with five bolts of lightning. Loved it.

I liked this shot too even if it didn’t have all the drama of the other one. In a way though…the empty road lit up by lightning is dramatic in of itself. This isolated, solitary road on the way to Mammoth, Arizona…kind of gives you the feeling I had that night. Pulled off in-between merging highways, 11:15pm…in the middle of nowhere. Sometimes chasing storms and lightning late into the night (or even early morning hours) can get lonely. I mean, I love it…and prefer it this way…but there are times when you stop, look around and realize how much you are alone in a strange part of Arizona.

A few more lightning images left from last summer…they will be trickling out as we near the start of the monsoon in June!

 

5 replies
  1. Chris Maskell
    Chris Maskell says:

    This is totally awesome Mike. The dark brooding cloud is amazing, the varying tones of the mountains in the background, the road leading into the shot and the lightning connecting it all together.

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