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There wasn't supposed to be any storm activity but right as I was finishing up an appointment on the south side of town I could see some storms popping up ...
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There wasn't supposed to be any storm activity but right as I was finishing up an appointment on the south side of town I could see some storms popping up down southeast. I started heading that way, passing through Benson and then arriving in Texas Canyon where I shot for a little while. Suddenly, I heard thunder from just the other side of the mountain where I had just come from. I quickly threw all my gear in the car and jumped on the freeway. I found this spot on the west side of Benson just in time. This cell was dropping lots of bolts and the sun was lighting it from behind just perfectly.
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15 Comments | Report
marnie333
 
marnie333 October 27, 2016
Magnificent capture!!!
gk1701
 
gk1701 March 28, 2017
Stunning shot!!
Leon213 Ultimate
 
Leon213 June 18, 2017
Sick
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography August 06, 2017
Stunning capture
iPhoneKid
 
iPhoneKid August 10, 2017
In Tucson?amazing pic
RobynC
 
RobynC October 05, 2017
Fantastic shot!
Aroralee
 
Aroralee October 23, 2017
What an amazing shot!
NSightful
 
NSightful April 08, 2018
Really DOPE shot!!!
amyroulston
 
amyroulston May 18, 2018
That is cool!
SuePhillips68
 
SuePhillips68 May 24, 2018
Wow amazing!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 08, 2018
Stunning
_sarahs__photography
 
_sarahs__photography June 23, 2018
Perfect shot
one7studios PRO
 
one7studios September 20, 2018
Nice shot! I just started a monsoon challenge. You should enter! https:// viewbug.com/challenge/monsoon-photo-challenge-by-one7studios/gallery
jasti2001
 
jasti2001 October 11, 2018
Breathtaking shot
Birdlover!!
 
Birdlover!! August 28, 2021
Incredible, breath taking!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This was shot in southeast of Tucson, Arizona.
Time
It was getting close to sunset, but the sun was still just high enough to light up the clouds from behind.
Lighting
Natural
Equipment
Shot with a Nikon D750 mounted on a tripod.
Inspiration
Storms have always been my favorite thing to photograph. Capturing something that only lasts a fraction of a second definitely has its challenges, but there's nothing quite so spectacular.
Editing
Minimal processing
In my camera bag
Nikon D750, Nikon D610, Nikon D7100, Nikon D7500 Nikon 70-200 2.8, Nikon 28mm 1.8, Nikon 80-400 VR, Rokinon 14mm, Tokina 16-28mm 2.8, Nikon 28-300mm Several tripods, filters, lightning triggers, umbrella, flashlights, a bunch of extra batteries and SD cards
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