Flash with Fireball
[Part 3 of 3] After the Red Halo shot, we reeled off a few more CG-over-landscape photos with the encroaching, increasingly outflow-dominant supercell. The electrical action and cores started getting nearer also -- too close after this CG blew up something flammable on the next hillside to our SW. For an instant, an orange fireball ignited, and its glow is captured here along with the lightning strike. Capturing an event like this was, literally, a stroke of great fortune! I didn't know what got struck, but I did know that I didn't want to be next. In the car we went, headed off to a fine dinner and good lodging in Newcastle WY, then off the back side of the growing storm cluster for some pleasant sunset photography.
6 WSW Buckhorn WY (9 Jun 6) Looking SW