This post was originally posted on myblueheaven.com back on Sept. 13, 2011. While this image on it’s own might not have been worthy of re-sharing here on the new blog, but there is something very special about this strike, and it is the crux of the original post. It is the first time that I captured thunder and lightning as both an image and an audio recording at the same time. I hope you enjoy it, and please take a few minutes to listen to the embedded AudioBoo.
A couple years ago I started recording an occasional Audio Boo while out capturing storm images. Even though I don’t think that very many people actually listen to them, I enjoy doing them and I also enjoy going back and listening to some of the early ones to see where my thoughts were at the time. During this past Friday night’s epic lightning display, I was recording one of those Audio Boos when I captured this image. The cool thing about this is that you can actually hear the thunder from this very strike in that Boo. After all the years that I have been shooting lightning, this is the first time that I have been able to share not only the image of the strike, my reaction to capturing it and the sound of the thunder.