Fine Art Photography
In June 2017 a severe thunderstorm rolled through southern Klamath County. The storm originated in Northern California near the city of Weed. Building from the hot afternoon heat, the storm blew northeast traveling up Highway 97 where at the Oregon/California boarder it became a severe thunderstorm that pummeled Stukel Mountain with hundreds of bolts of lightning.
I joined with a few other photographers at the base of a cellular tower located 10 miles away. At a safe distance from the storm.
This image is a composite of seven bolts of lighting that flashed over a 5 minute time frame. In the image three bolts are seen hiting the top of Stukel Mountain and one is hitting a ridge behind Malin, Oregon about 20 miles away.