Photos of Lightning In Chaffee County, Colorado - August 11, 2006
I had returned from photographing the sunset at
Independence Pass when I noticed extreme lightning and a thunderstorm
happening in Chaffee County.
I was in the area of Twin Lakes when I
first noticed lightning consistenly
popping in the sky every two to three seconds, and when
I reached Buena Vista
(where I live) and found a dark spot outside of town
and began photographing the lightning show!
Now my digital camera is "average"
- It's a Canon A85 with 4.0 megapixels, and while I don't have any kind of long exposure
feature to capture lightning, I found success with the rapid photo feature.
Again, the lightning was so constant (every two to three seconds) that I captured
some good lightning photos.
There was thunder happening
all around, with occasional lightning illuminating
Mount Princeton. I really wanted a
shot of a bright purple lightning strike that woudl illuminate Mount Princeton, but it
was not meant to be. Adjacent was my best shot.