All original images (C) Steve Douglass unless otherwise noted.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Epic Voltage!

A totally epic thunderstorm blew into Amarillo last night. I had never seen so many bolts. My guess it averaged three or four bolts a minute. Here are just a few I shot from the Claude Highway looking south.

-Steve Douglass

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I saw this row of utility poles getting slammed. Shot with a telephoto from the back seat of my car with the camera mounted on a tripod. Exposure was in the neighborhood of a minute at F/32. ISO 50

After I came home (around 10 PM) and after a quick change of batteries, I went out again unable to resist having another go at the light-show going on to our SE.

While I was shooting - I kept hearing a "thump" under my car whenever the thunder was particularly loud. Eventually the creature taking cover under my Saturn revealed himself - a jack rabbit had taken refuge under my vehicle. He looked scared out of his wits.

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