Wednesday August 5th 8:30pm. WOW what an incredible night. Lightning started hitting south of the Boulder County Fairgrounds where the County fair is going on. So now I get this amazing image in my head of the Lights from the rides and Lightning bolts in the background. By the time I get there it stops hitting. So I started photographing the County fair. And then I get another image in my head the full moon with one of the rides. And when I get it lined up the clouds cover the moon never to be seen again. Bummer!
Then it happened. It started hitting the front range… it may have even hit Meeker and Longs Peak. Something I have never seen since I have been shooting here. It was tough getting out of there and to a good location. So I bee lined it to Airport road. Had to act quick. My first spot was at Silver Creek high school just to try and get a shot of the peaks. But this location was not good enough… so I went to my old stand by at McIntosh Lake. Time was of the essence. It was really smacking the front range pretty good. Probably the best I have seen here in Colorado hitting the front range maybe even the divide. It was really hard to tell. But at my spot, I was shooting toward the twin peaks trying to get my dream shot I have been working on. Some really amazing bolts. Some of the best yet this year. I will let you be the judge. It was tough holding it together because of being excited and trying to get set up before it goes away.
And I have to tell you this years storms have been incredible, and for me I some how I believe it is my father up above helping me out. And I have felt that way all summer long while chasing storms. And everytime I would nail one I would say " Thanks Dad!" And tonight was definitely the best I have seen.
And tonight… is one year to the day my father passed away…. Thanks DAD!