The bolts out of this storm near Picacho Peak were massive and stunning. Having never shot lightning in this area, (crazy, I know) I scrambed until I realized the frontage roads along I-10 were the ticket to good views. I stood near some railroad tracks and shot with my 50mm, which was a tad too tight but the details in the bolts filling the frame was sick. Also you can see lightning hitting the mountain in the close-up second image!
I got spooked when the railroad tracks started buzzing and in my rush back to the car I broke an intervalometer..oops!
August 14 2018
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