(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!