The monsoon is in effect here in Colorado, like it always is in late-July and/or early-August. Nice thundershowers each afternoon cool it down and make just fantastic evening/night conditions (and also keep the landscape green, which is a challenge here this time of year)! I was driving home from work which is normally 45 minutes but yesterday ended up being over 2 hours. As I was in the stop-go routine, an oncoming storm with very frequent cloud-to-ground lightning was encroaching. Luckily, the traffic ended up thinning out just in time to miss the core of the precipitation which would have made the drive even longer, ugh!
I travelled to the next exit and got off to take some pretty close, daytime lightning photos. This is with my cell phone, but surprising got some really nice shots! All of these bolts were between a mile and two away.
Disclaimer: Unless you know what you are doing, don't try this at home; lightning is very dangerous.
from Rural Colorado!
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The shot below is interesting because it captures the strike after the initial discharge and as the second return strike is occurring, this is the first time I've captured this.