Madison WI 4" hail maker (Lightning)

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Between the city of Madison, the 60mph forward movement, and the reports of baseball sized hail, I couldnt, and really didnt want to get too close to this storm, so I photographed it from a distance. these were taken while it was over Madison. Taken between 9:35 and 9:45 PM. Looking southeast from the Black earth area.



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They are absolutely incredible. I love the 5th one. I would like to see them with a gap between each picture too because they tend to merge into one at the moment, at least on my monitor! :roll: They look great merged together but I'd like to see them separately too! I also can't quite decide whether I'd clone out the tiny light spots.

Anyway, I love them :mrgreen:
 

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cool shots, i'm loving your weather photos...

what causes the difference in colors from left to right... ? it is most evident in #5, purply on the left, gray on the right...?
 

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Amazing... I was out yesterday in that and so wanted to get pics of the lightning, but was too busy trying to find some safe place to park my car. (*grumble*)
You really captured it extremely well!
 

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Great shots, as always! The boyfriend was trying to capture lightning yesterday...he got one sorta decent shot, but we also didn't have a good place to shoot from (my apartment window in the middle of town)...I'm gonna have to show him your shots. :D
 

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Amazing images. The first one rocks.!!!
 
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JTHphoto said:
what causes the difference in colors from left to right... ? it is most evident in #5, purply on the left, gray on the right...?

Only thing I can think of is the left cell was over the city of madison, and the other was a few miles outside of it, so the redish colors are street lights reflecting off the clouds. As the second storm moves left, it to becomes redish.
 

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These are awesome.
I wish we had storms like that sometimes. We havent had lighting here for a while now. Ah well, just have to be patient i guess.
Anyways, topjob :thumbup:
 

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