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It’s Theme Week at Monochrome Madness2 and our theme is Clouds. I went back to my archives for an image I made this summer while in Lassen National Park. I went up for the week-end with friends hoping to photograph the night sky’s stars, but clouds rolled in, and with them Lightning. It was Sheet Lightning I think. No bolts were visible at any rate, but the clouds lit up and were amazing.

Instead of photographing stars we chased the storm, and lightning for a couple of hours. Then the sky opened up and poured down rain. We packed up and dashed back to the car, and down the mountain to our hotel wet, but exhilarated.

MM2 31 of 52  Clouds

To see the other submissions to this week’s Monochrome Madness2  go here.

Nikon Df| AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm| CS6 & Silver Efex Pro| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film

More to come…

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8 Comments

  1. I love the light (sheet lightning?) in the clouds!! Absolutely gorgeous image once again!

    • Thank you Cybele! Yes, I think it’s Sheet Lightning lighting up the clouds. I don’t know anything about lightning types so did a little digging. Sheet Lightning best describes what we saw. No bolts, but great light in the clouds and sky.

  2. Very beautiful! I love the scenery, it looks so gorgeous, they sky and its contrast with grey and big puffy clouds! Amazing as always!

    • Thank you so much Lynn for the lovely comment!

      • This is very different from your other photos and I like it allot! I love them as well of course. I really like that you chose something that might not be seen as obviously beautiful and made it beautiful!!

  3. Great shot Deborah. I get a strong sense of motion looking at this.


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