Lightning from last night

Art, Clouds, La Skies, Light trails, Lightning, Lights, Local, Long exposure, Night photography, Storm, Storm Chasing

Here is the promised post of the edited lightning shots from last night. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed shooting them.

Day 209/940

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Lightning, Lights, Local, Long exposure, Night photography, Storm, Storm Chasing, Trees
Day 209 of my 365 Project

Day 209 of my 365 Project

This evening I was coming home from auditions and got a picture of an old barn with clouds in the background and I was going to use it as my picture of the day. After eating some supper next door, I went and checked out the weather. A thunderstorm was popping lightning to my east. I got to my house, grabbed my camera, tripod, a sweatshirt (to protect me from the mosquitoes), and my remote release to get some lightning shots. I took 206 storm shots. Of those, 65 had some sort of lightning in them. I picked the most magnificent ones and this was the winner. I will post the other contenders in a post tomorrow.

Day 205/936

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, Nature, On the road, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing, Sunrays
Day 205 of my 365 Project

Day 205 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, the storms were popping south of where I live. I went and did some investigating to see what they were doing. I got a quite a few shots but nothing spectacular where I was. I couldn’t go any further south because of potential hail in the storm cells. As I was heading home, I noticed the clouds to my west. This is one of them. The sunrays and rain wall looked pretty impressive.

More from the Storm Chase Last Night

Clouds, La Skies, Lightning, Lights, Local, Long exposure, Nature, On the road, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing

Here are more shots from the storm chase last night. One of my favorite ones from the chase is the third shot. It’s what I believe is an epic shot of the sky.

Shelf Cloud with Lightning taken south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Shelf Cloud with Lightning taken south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Shelf Cloud taken south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Shelf Cloud taken south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Lightning and Sky shot taken south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Lightning and Sky shot taken south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Lightning highlighting the clouds taken west of Eunice, Louisiana

Lightning highlighting the clouds taken west of Eunice, Louisiana

Lightning strike taken west of Eunice, Louisiana

Lightning strike taken west of Eunice, Louisiana

Storm Chasing Last Night

Clouds, La Skies, Light trails, Lightning, Lights, Local, Long exposure, Night photography, On the road, Rain, Storm, Storm Chasing

Last night, I went out storm chasing and got 102 shots. These are the best ones from the chase. I will post more later today after I’ve gone through and edited some more. I was trying to post this last night but my power went out. It’s back on so I can take care of editing more pictures and posting more awesomeness from last night.

Shelf Cloud

Shelf Cloud caught south of Oakdale, Louisiana

Lightning Shot

Lightning Shot caught west of Eunice, Louisiana

Multiple Lightning Strikes

Multiple Lightning Shots caught west of Eunice, Louisiana

Multiple Lightning Strikes

Multiple Lightning Shots caught west of Eunice, Louisiana

Day 204/935

365 Project, Art, Bins, Cajun, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, On the road, Storm, Storm Chasing, Trees
Day 204 of my 365 Project

Day 204 of my 365 Project

I went swimming this afternoon and saw this magnificent set of clouds to my southeast. I checked the radar and they were down by the coast, which is a couple of hours away. I drove a few minutes to one of my favorite spots to get storm shots and got a few pictures. I thought the rice bins would be a nice addition to the picture.

Day 198/929

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, Nature, Storm, Storm Chasing, Trees
Day 198 of my 365 Project

Day 198 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, I went out to check out the weather. The radar looked a bit impressive when I headed out. As I got out there, the storms had dissipated a bit. I caught this panorama north of Crowley, Louisiana. The forecast is favorable for better chasing tomorrow and Saturday.

Day 196/927

365 Project, Art, Clouds, Field, La Skies, Local, On the road, Storm, Storm Chasing, Trees, Water
Day 196 of my 365 Project

Day 196 of my 365 Project

This afternoon, I went out chasing some storms. I drove around and got quite a few shots but no lightning. A huge disappointment there but maybe next time. Heading back to the house, I caught this beauty while stopped for utility work on the main highway. The drive home was very windy and heavy rains. No hail thank goodness. I have a sun roof on my car. The best part about the weather today was playing with my youngest daughter in the heavy rain at the house. Fun stuff!!

Day 192/923

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Lightning, Lights, Local, Long exposure, Moon, Night photography, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 192 of my 365 Project

Day 192 of my 365 Project

This evening I went out to get sunset shots because of the clouds in the area, I knew it was going to be a nice one. I got the area where I like to get sunset shots and grabbed a few good ones. I may post a couple of those tomorrow since the above shot isn’t of the sunset. While heading home, I noticed lightning in a cloud not too far from where I was at. I went to one of my storm shot locations and got quite a few shots.

This is two shots merged together in Photoshop, edited in Lightroom and finished up in Photoshop. I’m really stoked about this picture. I was able to get the full moon, lightning and the stars in one picture.

Day 180/911 and a contest win

365 Project, Art, Clouds, La Skies, Local, Mushrooms, Nature, Storm, Storm Chasing
Day 180 of my 365 Project

Day 180 of my 365 Project

This morning when I got up and looked outside and noticed this line of mushrooms in the grass. Unless something epic came up today, this was going to be my picture of the day. I got a couple of shots of it from different angles to see which one I wanted to use. I added three textures in Photoshop to get the above effect.

Something cool happened to me yesterday late I want to share. On Facebook, the National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana had a contest to submit weather pictures and they would use one of them as their cover photo. Well, I won. Here is the shot that won.

Storm front

Storm front

Here is the link to the Facebook page where my picture is

https://www.facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Shreveport.gov