Stormy

We had a big ol’ storm roll through last night. Severe thun­der­storm warn­ing from Envi­ron­ment Cana­da, unend­ing flick­er­ings to the west and north, the whole she­bang. I wish I’d tak­en my cam­era with me when I went to pick Kath­leen up from work; the light­ning show peaked while I was wait­ing in the park­ing lot, read­ing Wiz­ard and Glass (which is anoth­er sto­ry), and I have to say, it was amaz­ing. 10:30 at night, and there were moments when the world lit up like it was day­time. Once we were head­ed home, there was a moment, as we approached the lights for our left turn, that the row of pines that stand across 18th Street from the flood­plain Cor­ral Cen­tre were back­lit by what looked sus­pi­cious­ly like a strobe light. The light­ning was intense, con­sis­tent, reg­u­lar, and plen­ti­ful.

Once we got home, I grabbed the cam­era, hop­ing to be able to cap­ture some cool images, but the light­show had fad­ed in favour of a brief but tor­ren­tial down­pour. Accord­ing to the weath­er chan­nel, we got about 20mm of rain last night, but it only rained for maybe half an hour.

I tried any­way to get some shots of the light­ning, but it seems our lit­tle cam­era wasn’t up to the task. It’s great for snap­shots, but I don’t think it’s meant for low light shoot­ing. Oh well.…