God put on quite a show in advance of our man-made fireworks between 5 and 7 a.m. in our neighborhood, July 4th.
Time and time again, my jaw dropped as I exclaimed things like “Wow!”, “Thank you God!”, “Awesome”, and so forth.
This storm yielded some of my very best lightning captures to date.
This first shot reminds me of a backbone with ribs.
Now, here are samples to share with you:
I love how the lightning loop-de-loops. This is all one strike.
All one discharge, no photo stacking here…
A two for one special, again all in one flash…
I love the way the dancing lightning highlighted rolling clouds.
This eerie shot highlights cloud silhouetting against celestial fire.
A little rain won’t snuff out God’s fireworks or dampen the show.
Photos and story copyright 2016, Stephen Eric Levine