Human Lightning Rod

Lightning was lighting up the clouds all around me, but I wanted more. I had my camera set up on my tripod. The ISO, the f-stop, the exposure were all set, but Mother Nature would throw no lightning bolts my way. All I was seeing was this wimpy cloud lightning which we used to call heat lightning when I was a kid. I’m standingĀ out in the open on a levee, next to a 600 acre lake outside Tulsa trying to take lightning photos. My wife thinks I’m crazy, thinks I’m going to get myself killed. Like the time almost thirty …

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