A tale of two skies

Orange sky through the trees

We did­n’t get the worst of last night’s storms. There was some light­ning and thun­der, a lit­tle bit of rain, and a 2½ hour pow­er out­age, but we caught the edge of the storm as it went by.

We did get some inter­est­ing skies, though.

Orange SkyPurple-grey sky

Light show


Last night, about 11:30 PM, I set up my cam­era in the spare room upstairs, to try and catch some light­ning dur­ing the storm.

The head­er image above is a com­pos­ite of about 15 frames where I cap­tured light­ning bolts. Below are two of the indi­vid­ual frames.

And here’s a video of the whole show (10s frames at 6 frames a sec­ond means that one sec­ond of video rep­re­sents one minute of real time).