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A Crack in t he Sky

A Crack in t he Sky


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In neighboring California, there are cracks in the ground that create rumbles and shakes. Here, in the high desert of Southern Arizona, we seem to get cracks in the sky, that also rumble and shake, albeit much more moderately.

Yesterdays afternoons brief monsoon storm over the Huachuca mountains provided a great example of our lightning fractured skies. The cell that created this bolt was behind my house in Hereford. It only produced a few strikes, so I am happy to have captured this one. Most of the lightning action was northeast of me, in the Dragoons. I had a camera facing that way as well and will post some of the incredible outflow with lightning images from there later today.

Monsoon season is one of the great joys of desert life. Southern Arizona is home to perhaps the most magnificent lighting in the country. I consider myself so blessed to witness and share this unique experience. I remain His scribe.

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Crack in the Sky
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Shoot date: July 15, 2019
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
¹⁄₆₀ sec at f/11 Bias:⅓ EV
Lens: EF50mm f/1.4 USM
ISO: 50