Fox River Lightning and Glitter Path

January 30, 2009


Provided and copyright by: Don Cox
Summary Author: Don Cox

This impressive lightning bolt occurred behind a bridge on the Fox River near McHenry, Illinois. The powerful spring thunderstorm producing this attention-getting discharge lasted for over an hour. Glitter paths on the surface of the water are visible from both the lightning strike and the street lights flanking the river. Note, though, that the glitter path for the lightning does not reflect its jagged appearance. Photo taken on May 26, 2008.

Photo details: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi; Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows; Exposure time: 5; F number: 7.1; ISO speed rating: 100; Lens focal length: 28