This awe-inspiring unleashing takes place in one discharge, and the photo captures only a fraction of what exploded across the sky those few seconds.
It was worth the wait, and fortunately Friday was a vacation day for me, as a decaying yet potent thunderstorm cell slowly approached the Dallas Metro area late Thursday evening.
Right around my normal bedtime, vibrant ripples of light began pulsing across the southwestern and western horizons, slowly leaping closer.
The pure adrenaline of joy and eager anticipation fills my heart and keeps me awake long after normal fatigue would set in.
Sure enough, beginning around 11:15, my show arrives and I’m quite pleased.
Another massive full sky dance of electric fire…
By the time the thunderstorm cell has reached my neighborhood, only drizzle rides the gusty wind. This makes for great ease in capturing the awe-inspiring, magnificent outbursts.
A beautiful side winding river of light crosses the heavens
Awesome jelly fish-like discharge loops around itself as I delight in the magnificence of God’s fireworks.
I love all the little branchlets accompanying this vivid bolt.
Sheet lightning dances across sky, illuminating low clouds from above, while city lights cast glow below.
Thank you God for the gift of life and the opportunities I have to celebrate your awesome majesty as it shows itself through dancing lightning and roaring thunder!
(C) Stephen Levine, 2016