Friday, August 08, 2008

Lightning in Hood River is always welcomed by Blaine

Late last night shortly after we got back from Portland we had the sweetest lightning storm that passed through Hood River! I LOVE lightning more than anything (well, a lot of things at least) and we don't get nearly enough of it here on the west coast.
I hopped on my dirtbike and headed up to the hills around our house... seconds after driving away quite possibly the brightest and loudest crack of lighting I've ever seen/heard went off, it had to be just feet away from us! Then it started to rain and hail in tropical size proportions... insane! I got seriously wet and had to take cover under trees (with the lightning going off all around, smart eh?) during the peak of the storm. Within 10 minutes it had passed right by and the stars were out. If my motorcycle was street legal I would have followed it East.
I ended up only getting one decent shot, but the experience was all worth it!

Check out lightning photos from last year here!

Taken from the Historic Columbia River Highway area, looking North. The bridge over the Columbia River is on the bottom left and the land is the towns of White Salmon and Bingen, Washington.

4 Comments:

Blogger lisa page said...

Yes!!!
I knew I could count on you...
Jerms, my dad and I all went outside to watch the storm, and as we were standing out there Jeremy said that he wished he could take a picture of it. I said, I bet Blaine is, I'll check his blog tomorrow.
I'm so happy.
Thanks.

8/08/2008 8:31 PM  
Blogger Ellen Therese said...

I knew you would be taking pix as I was enjoying the light show as well. I was so impressed with God's power and beauty! I was also thinking about the nights we spent on the lawn in Odell watching the shooting stars...love to see you being captivated by and documenting this wonderful creation.
xxoo mom

8/08/2008 8:41 PM  
Blogger amancay said...

glad YOU went out to shoot it... while I love the pictures, and the challenge, I have a bit of a healthy FEAR of the stuff, so yeah, I was tucked safely into my little basement place trembling!

8/09/2008 11:16 AM  
Blogger Mike Matas said...

amazing sky there!

8/09/2008 4:50 PM  

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