Lightning strike caught in the Arizona Desert.

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The last few days have been brutal here in Arizona.  No real monsoon activity and just flat out hot. So that means time to post a monsoon lightning shot in hopes of stirring up a storm.

This was caught a few months back near Apache Junction as I was headed home for the night.  This turned out to be a bonus shot for me as I had already bagged a bunch of shots earlier.  As I was driving back this cell started firing off to the north.  I was fortunate enough to have a place to pull off and setup my camera.

As I was setting up I saw the power lines and hoped for a shot with them in the foreground.  Five minutes in I got my wish.  I like how the bolts are charging the power lines.  Now if I can just get my wish for more monsoons!

Until next time…


Camera: Canon 40D with a Tamron 17-35mm zoom

Processing: Lightroom 3