Friday, May 23, 2014

Awe-some

Our dog Sasha, like most dogs, is fearful of thunder. In fact she knows that lightning is a precursor to thunder so when she sees it she already starts to cower. When I took her out late the other night to do her thing, unlike most evenings she wanted to go right back in - she had seen a faint flash to the west. Meanwhile I thought it would be a great opportunity to make some shots before the storm moved in.

Over the next hour I watched as the storm approached but never arrived. Although the lightning flashed and thunder rolled, the storm veered south. Several times I peered back into the house to see if Sasha had become hysterical yet, but she slept soundly through it (a blessing of old age ?).

I felt a little exposed standing out on the balcony and in the yard, but the display was both fascinating and awesome. [click on the photos for a better view]






26 comments:

Amelia said...

Hi Rick,That's a fantastic click. You're excellent! Keep up the good job.

Have a nice day,regards.

Buttons said...

WOW WOW WOW. :) B

Pamela Gordon said...

Fantastic shots Rick! I also cower a bit during thunder storms but sometimes I get brave enough to watch the lightning.

Linda said...

Awwwww....sweet Sasha. :) Rick, these are amazing!!!

Teca M. Jorge said...

Wow! Really fantastic!

Hugs, love and flowers.
Have a nice weekend, honey!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What an awesome display of God's power!

Lúcia said...

I like the second one, how the light went from left to right and filled the negative space! ;-)

biebkriebels said...

Amazing pictures Rick, nature can be frigthening sometimes.

Lisa Gordon said...

These are really wonderful, Rick.

Poor Sasha. I had a dog that was horribly afraid of thunder. She would pick up on something several hours before any sign of a storm, and after the storm was over, it would be a few days, before she was "normal" again. :-(

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Kirsti said...

Wow, todella hienot kuvat :)

S. Etole said...

These are terrific, Rick.

Stephanie said...

These are fabulous!!

Helma said...

net als jullie hond ben ik ook bang voor onweer en bliksem. We hebben ooit 2x een blikseminslag gehad. Een x in de meterkast waardoor alle elektra knetterde en vonkte en 1 x een vuurbal in de woonkamer. Er kunnen inderdaad spectaculaire bliksemschichten te zien zijn maar ik hou me erg rustig als het onweert.
Prachtige foto's heb je ervan gemaakt.

Groetjes, Helma

Gary Loucks said...

Congratulations on those lightning shots. I know how hard they are to get. Very, very impressive. Gary Loucks

Katherine said...

Wow you did so well to get these photos Rick...I tried fervently during a recent storm to catcht the lightening but my timing was off. My son however, managed to get some good photos. These are magnificent.

Noushka said...

Great stuff, Rick!
Fantastic results!
That is an exercise I have never tried yet!
Well done!

Lisa said...

Fantastic . Just Beautiful

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant catch.

MARTY said...

bonjour Rick ! happy to see you again !
tes images are fantastic ! not easy de photographier des éclairs ! c'est beau et fascinant ! quelle énergie perdue dans l'espace !
mon chien (a black labrador) n'avait peur de rien, même pas du tonnerre !
big bisous Rick

Hilde said...

COOL!!!! prachtig hoor!
hartelijke groet van Hilde

Magia da Inês said...

°❤❤彡º°。
Um show! Fotos muito bonitas.

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
✿✿° ·.

Here I Am Carrie said...

Such patients and timing to get these shots. They are just awesome. One day I hope to get one as good as these. Wonderful job.

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, just drop by to say hello and sending my warmest regards to you and all at home. Take care.

Have a great week ahead.

imac said...

Pure Magic Rick my friend

Cath HC Photographie said...

Belles photos !

Leslie said...

Rick, these are amazing photos!