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Ahh, so monsoon season has finally started here in the valley of the sun. Last week we had more monsoon storms roll through the southern part of the state as I ended up in Eloy AZ at midnight.
Yep, on a Tuesday night I’m 70 miles from home photographing lightning at 12 am. A little crazy yes, but the following day was a holiday so it was more than justified. Besides for a better part of the night I had not caught one strike so I had to stick around to get something. 🙂
That night was an interesting one in terms of the weather. There were a few large systems but none were “going off” in terms of lightning strikes. They dumped a decent amount of rain which kept forcing me to drive out but not much lightning. I wound up with about 5 keepers from the night. That’s certainly not a lot for the time I was out but considering I was worried about going home empty handed, I’ll take it.
Until next time…
Camera: Canon 5DM2 with a 17-40L
Processing: Lightroom 4.1, SilverEfex 2