Friday, May 14, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Brush Fire


This photo was taken in the summer of 2008. It's what happens in Arizona when the lightning from the summer storms meets the dry brush in the river bottom.  Although, it looks close to the houses, it is miles beyond them.  Visit here to enjoy other takes on Skywatch Friday.

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

between the fire and the lightning that is is a crazy wicked pic! great capture!

Kathy said...

What a magnificent photo. You got it all in one click, even the mountains in the background. And is that by chance an American flag I see in the lower left corner? This one should be entered in a contest.

AL said...

Oh wow but not really. It looks scary.

Michael Watson said...

So dramatic! What an amazing photo. Thanks ofr sharing it.

Thérèse said...

A terrific picture but scary too...

lizziviggi said...

What an incredible picture! I have tried many times to capture lightning and never succeeded. Lightning AND fire?!? Not so nice for those poor little houses, but pretty awesome for us to look at!

Jingle said...

what amazing capture,
you get my attention on the photo...
professional skills!

photosbycai said...

sweet picture!!

Jarart said...

OH WOW! This is a fantastic shot!

Tracy said...

I think Magpie sent this into one of the local TV stations and got it shown over the broadcast. I love this photo.

Rob and Mandy said...

Gosh, what a dramatic photo! Very very impressive.

T. Becque said...

This is a fantastic shot! I love the violent storms we get.

Magpie said...

@Lizziviggi: I take lightning pictures all the time with my dad's digital camera! Well, weather permitting, of course. But if you're having trouble getting the perfect shot (believe me, I know how it feels) try prolonging the exposure on your camera. That's what I do, and I get great pictures! (although getting the timing just right is a bit of guess and pray) Haha, no worries- you'll get great shots if you just keep at it!

Love-
Nikki (magpie jr.)