I absolutely love capturing lightning strikes with the Arizona sunset. The bright orange sky really imparts amazing colors into the lightning strike if you have things lined up properly, there is something uniquely Arizona in a sunset lightning strike. Even though I didn’t get nearly as much lightning imagery from recent storm chasing trip to Arizona, I am absolutely thrilled with the ones that I did get, this is one of those.
Having sat the 2012 season out, I can’t begin to say how excited I was to get back to Arizona and chase this year’s monsoon. What a lot of people might not know though is that I really am something of a loner when it comes to chasing. As much as I do enjoy shooting with my fellow weather photographers, I truly cherish the times that I am out by myself. For a number of years now a real challenge for me has been finding moments of solitude. Even with I am by myself I typically let the stresses of work and everyday life intrude in that time, but when I am storm chasing I seem to be able to focus entirely on what I am doing, for those hours that I am out, nothing else intrudes and there is something very special about that.
I hope that you enjoy this image. As always I hope that you will click on it to view a larger version in my weather gallery. I also want to remind everyone that most of my images are available as fine art prints or for licensing for publication. I don’t currently have an online shopping cart, that will be coming back down the road, but please feel free to use the contact link above for both print orders or to find out about licensing.