Electrical Storm Over Beaver Lake by Mike Boyd

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Electrical Storm Over Beaver Lake
Electrical Storm Over Beaver Lake

I made this image near my home at Beaver Lake. On this particular summer night, two storm fronts converged over Northwest Arkansas. The energy they produced was unlike anything I have seen since. At times the lightning would start at one horizon and bracket its way across the sky to the other. For this image, I pointed my camera in the direction where most of the action was occurring and kept the shutter locked open. I looked away for a moment. There was a blinding flash and I turned to release the shutter before the blast of thunder shook the car. I made several images that night, but none matched the drama of this one that I never actually saw. — Mike Boyd, arkansasphotography.com

M! Feb/Mar 2012

 

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