Iowa by Tim Wright


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I am happy with this shot but It isn’t quite what I was after. I thought it would be cool to get a shot of a power plant with lightning above it. I went down I-29 south of Counsil Bluffs and pulled of on a side road near the power plants. What I didn’t realize was the corn was six feet tall and completely blocking my view of the power plant!!! I should have known, growing up in Nebraska, but I thought I was just much shorter when I lived here before. Any way I put my tri-pod on the roof of my jeep and climbed up. I had a great view of the plant and the sky but very quickly realized I didn’t want to die trying to get this shot. I got down pretty quick and set up on the road. The Interstate was just far enough away to lite up the corn. The power plant made a nice glow under the clouds. So, as it often is, after all my plains went to to crap, I got a lucky and ended up with this.


night, lightning, thunderstorm, iowa


  • D Byrne
    D Byrneabout 5 years ago

    Like the corn fields in the foreground. Nice one.

  • TeleBum
    TeleBumabout 5 years ago

    WOW!! Tim this is an amasing shot!! im soo looking forward to se what you can do with the winter!!

  • biddumy
    biddumyabout 5 years ago
    Great capture, nice contrast!!!
  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...about 5 years ago

    Beauty! Fantastic capture, Tim!

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous!! Really beautiful!

  • Jigsawman
    Jigsawmanalmost 5 years ago


  • quickred
    quickredalmost 5 years ago

    Wow & holy cornfields this is good! Like the subtle lighting of the corn with the green & gold just coming through & the dramatic sky above-you must have been ecstatic after clicking this one knowing you canned a great capture?

  • Thanks Ron. I added a short story in the description window of this shot as a reply to your comment. Check it out.
    By the way if your interested in any lightning photography, bubble mail me next spring. Two cameras are all ways better than one on nights like this.

    – Tim Wright

  • quickred
    quickredalmost 5 years ago

    Tim-Yes, I’ll bubbmail ya this spring, I’d be happy coming home w/ a pic half is good as this one-seeya around the R.B. block!

  • alexschwab
    alexschwabalmost 5 years ago

    Legit shot very impressive, and nice caption too.

  • Thanks

    – Tim Wright

  • Andy Newman
    Andy Newmanover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture!

  • Thank you

    – Tim Wright

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