Category: Lightning photos

How Explosive Can Lightning Be? Check This Out From Today's Chicago Storm

I initially was just going to add the lightning stills from downtown Chicago to my original post of the storm approaching from the west, but when I got a load of these, I decided they were worth their own separate post. Let me know if you agree. This final photo should give some idea how... Read more »

Chicago Electrified! Saturday Storm Produces Vivid Lightning And Heavy Rain

Those were some angry skies over Chicago late Saturday afternoon…. The following are photos of lightning on the western horizon as the storm approached. I also posted some pretty amazing stop-action shots of lightning blasts over downtown during the same storm… which really show the amazing power of lightning: How Explosive Can Lightning Be?

Chicago And Lake Lightning: Thor Was In A Bad Mood Tonight

Incredible lightning tonight, over the Chicago skyline and far over Lake Michigan. I’m going to step back and get out of the way of these photos…. [Note: The first three photos are of a second storm that moved through, and were added to the original post.]

Lightning Over Wrigley: The Atmosphere Was Electric

I am one of the least superstitious people you will ever meet. But I think I’ll avoid going to the ballpark on Friday the 13th ever again, thank you very much. Yes, it was that kind of day at Wrigley Field. We have been parched in Chicago all year long, so there didn’t seem any... Read more »

Spectacular Night Lightning Over Chicago's Downtown

Capturing lightning with my camera has become one of my big obsessions. And last night, I got one of my first big scores: split lightning over the John Hancock Center and the Trump Tower on Chicago’s downtown skyline. I have to confess that I don’t have a quick enough trigger finger to take stills like... Read more »

Lightning Over The Lake: Storming Over Chicago

A line of storms blew through Chicago around lunchtime Friday. I got a lightning capture over the lake, and some very cool cloud photos.