A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography

Week 2 – #17. High Above

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When the positive and negative charges grow large enough, a giant spark – lightning – occurs between the two charges within the cloud. This is like static electricity sparks you see, but much bigger. Most lightning happens inside a cloud, but sometimes it happens between the cloud and the ground. (www.planet-science.com/categories/over…/what-causes-lightning.aspx)

As we were enjoying an evening with friends at Tarpon Point Grill & Tiki Bar on the Manatee River recently, high above our heads appeared angry, puffy clouds filled with intermittent lightning flashes. I was totally unprepared to capture lightning but did manage to get one shot showing a strike between the cloud and ground.
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Author: tnwaltz

A true Southerner, I was born in Georgia but lived most of my adult life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2001, my husband and I retired and moved to beautiful Sarasota, FL. We quickly realized that we were not retirement material and could not play golf two or three times a week so we got our real estate licenses and affiliated with Coldwell Banker on Longboat Key. My love for photography is very beneficial to me when photographing interiors and exteriors of the homes we list. Other than photography, I have a keen interest in genealogy and golf (whenever I can find the spare time from our real estate practice).

14 thoughts on “Week 2 – #17. High Above

  1. Well done. Good fit for the theme and super photo.

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  2. That’s freakin’ bad @$$

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  3. Beautiful photo for being unprepared! 🙂

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  4. Love the glow in the clouds. Nice.

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  5. This picture took my breath away. AMAZING! Great photo.

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  6. Lightning is difficult to capture. I love the clouds. We don’t get thunderheads here very often.

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  7. A really neat picture which had to take a great deal of patience and steady nerves to capture. But, really, shouldn’t you have been safe and sound indoors?

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  8. your patience really paid off! Nice shot!

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  9. You got it! Great capture!

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  10. Fortune favors the prepared. Great shot.

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