I have been looking for this film negative scan off and on for the past few years, and yesterday, I finally found it. While this wasn't captured on the best possible media (cheap consumer-grade Fuji film), it still remains one of my favorite lightning shots.
I shot this on June 5, 2001 after chasing a supercell thunderstorm near Woodward, OK all afternoon and evening. The storm never managed to produce a full-fledged tornado (just a few funnels), but the lightning show as the day wore down was spectacular.
I shot photographs and video of anvil crawlers for about thirty minutes before a streamer that I witnessed and caught on video only a few feet away from me made me rethink what I was doing. I promptly gathered up my gear and enjoyed the show while making my way to the nearest hotel.
This image required a lot of dust spotting and scratch repair. After about 1 1/2 hours, I finished repairing the image and reminded myself why I love digital so much. ;-)
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