Bolt Brothers by Cathy L. Gregg


Small (21.3" x 16.4")


Sizing Information

Small 21.3" x 16.4"
Medium 30.4" x 23.4"
Large 43.0" x 33.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

During a severe (and very rare) storm in Santa Maria, California, USA. Twin downstrokes and one of the last shots I took that evening. I was ecstatic to see this shot come off of my camera. This photograph has put me on the map and is one of my best sellers. This was taken with a 30 second exposure set to f/22 at 24mm.

WINNER – Photography Challenge Group – Lightning Challenge – August 23, 2011
TOP TEN PLACEMENT – February Challenge Winner >>>INVITE ONLY – Around the World Group – March 18, 2010
TOP TEN PLACEMENT – The color……….PURPLE! Challenge – Made by Nature Group – March 7, 2010
TOP TEN PLACEMENT – The Dangers of Photography Challenge – Mood & Ambience Group – March 1, 2010
WINNER – Lightning Challenge – Around The World – February 12, 2010
AVATAR for the Made by Nature Group – Dec. 2009
WINNER – Severe Weather Challenge – Made by Nature Group – December 2009

FEATURED in the #1 Artists of Redbubble Group
FEATURED in the Photography – Rule of Thirds Group
FEATURED in the Canon DSLR Group
FEATURED in the Made by Nature Group
FEATURED in the Severe Weather Group
FEATURED in the Colour & Light Group

1,643 views – August 9, 2011
65 favoritings

Canon 10D
Bulb 30 second exposure
200 ISO


I am self taught and believe that I have a gift and must share it with the world. The interplay of light in nature is one of the earths most wonderful gifts and I try my best to capture that moment in time.

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  • BecsPerspective
    BecsPerspectiveabout 7 years ago

    Outstanding! I can almost feel the power in the air!

  • Thank you BecsPerspective! Isn’t mother nature powerful?

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Lindsay Knowles
    Lindsay Knowlesabout 7 years ago

    Fantastic capture Cathy

  • Much appreciated Lindsay. I might have to get one of your “No NIkon” shirts. Love it!!! I am Canon fan myself.

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Jeff Brewster
    Jeff Brewsterabout 7 years ago

    Great Stuff…

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...about 7 years ago

    Superb capture! Great colors & exceptional detail. Excellent work!!!

  • Matt White
    Matt Whiteabout 7 years ago

    Cathy I’m a fan, this is a beauty mate looking forward to viewing more of your shots

  • Thanks Matt! You have some fantastic lightning photographs yourself. Here’s to storm chasing!!! Stay safe out there.

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.about 7 years ago

    holy cow

  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.about 7 years ago

    holy cow

  • EOS20
    EOS20about 7 years ago

    Wow, Great capture!!

  • Thank you. I was amazed at this as this part of California is not known for storms like this. The National Weather Service called it a 50 year storm.

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Crystal Zacharias
    Crystal Zachariasabout 7 years ago

    WOW! That is incredible. Great capture!

  • Thank you Crystal. This was my first attempt at photographing lightning. We don’t usually get storms like these here.

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Duncan Waldron
    Duncan Waldronabout 7 years ago

    That’s some photo, but I think 2’s just greedy! Looks like you might have been a bit exposed in that location. Any scorch marks?

  • No Scorch marks, but a few close calls. I try not to be greedy but Mother Nature was really putting on a show that night. I even saw, but did not photograph, ball lightning. I was mad I missed hitting the shutter. Next time!

    – Cathy L. Gregg

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