We had a doozy of a thunderstorm last night. While I was out photographing the lightning, the lightning took out my gigabit switch. I turned my NAS drives back on after the power came back on and stayed on afterand they couldn’t connect to the network. I finally figured out the switch wasn’t working. I dug out an older switch that solved the connection problem, but at 100MB/s it’s the connection is really slow. I ordered a new switch and a UPS backup to plug the switch and NAS drives into.
The lightning bolt in the fifth photo was so close that the flash and the boom were simultaneous, and then a torrent of rain came pouring down. I got under the cover of the deck, but the rain was blowing into the deck through the wire, so I finally went inside.
Glenda giving me dragon eyes.
61 thoughts on “Eye”
Thanks for the photos, Timothy, but no need to risk your health for us…
I often go out in a storm to photograph lightning. I was talking to another photographer one time about how while people are running inside from the storm, we are running outside to photograph it. Thanks, Cheyenne.
Amazing shots of that lightening, and an adorable kitty too.
Thanks, Jeff. Glenda is adorable.
Most welcome, Tim. Ah, yes, Glenda is adorable. Agreed.
You are a great photographer
The lightning photos are awesome! Nice juxtaposition of the storm along Glenda looking totally nonchalant and chilling.
Energetic lightning and sleepy kitty. Great shots! Nice contrast.
Glenda was realy into dragon, such an eyes !
Nothing like being out in a storm. Fabulous pics .
At least you got fantastic thunder shots and… rain! Be safe though! Glenda’s wise!!!
Though Cheyenne was talking about risking death photographing the dragon 😀
That is true. Thanks for the clarification.
Wow, was für ein Blitzlichtgewitter.
Flahing all round. Thanks, einfachtilda.
Great lightning shots, but scary! It’s good you got more rain.
The rain is much needed. Thanks, Liz.
You’re welcome, Tim.
Great shots… a bit too scary for me. Bravely done my friend.
And I sure do love the green eyed dragon.
Enjoy your Tuesday my friend!
Wow! How do you manage to capture that? On multiple shot and hope or video?
I’m sorry the lightning took out your switch, but rather the switch than your good self. You must have been out under the storm. Great pictures though!
Amazing pnotos, Sir.
I think that the storm ispired Glenda somewhat? ♥
Wow… that’s an intense light show. I’m glad the damage wasn’t any worse. All we got down here was the usual saber rattling, and a 30 second shower. (Better than nothing.) Fabulous shots of Glenda! Hugs on the wing.
Thanks, Teagan. We’ve gotten a few gully wahers lately. We’re looking at a proposal to update a master plan for Alamogordo.
I love a good storm and these photographs are lovely especially the cat:)
Brilliant photos, Tim, thanks for risking your life to capture these for us! 😉😍
Thanks, Tiffany. You are welcome.
Wow, the photos are fabulous. My brother Tom has just had a black cat called Dusty. Bit of a problem for me I‘m allergic hehe.
It’s sad when people are alergic to kitties. You miss out on so much. Thanks, Charlotte.
I agree, I only found out when I cat sat in a friends flat for a week and my face, lips and eyes all swelled up, a rash down my neck on to my chest etc. turned out the cat liked to nap on the spare bed!
I’m thankfull I’m not allergic. I have cats all over me most of the time.
That is awesome
What a beautiful cat!! And stunning lightning images you managed to get; that looks like an intense storm!
It was very intense with lightning atriking all around. Glenda is a beauty as is her sister Gwendolyn. It’s hard to tell them apart. Thanks, Samantha.
Brilliant photos, but scary too!! Tim – you are so brave. I’m the one who would run inside from the storm. Love those dragon eye.
Thanks, Rebecca. Glenda was being so cute.
wow that was quite something.. Gwendolyn seems unfazed by the storm.. such a cutie.. 💖
The kitties are unphazed by thunderstorms. Thanks, Cindy.
Lightning is an impressive and potentially deadly natural phenomenon. The photos are beautiful, Tim. We rarely get lightning close by, and our cats hate it.
Glenda is very pretty kitty, just like her sister.
A great storm and the best cats!!!
Okay… Jeep is in the running. Johnny….. sigh, but I love him, the baby big head.
Jeep is adorable. Thanks, Resa.
The lighting shots are wow .👌
Thanks, Golden girl.
The lightning shots are amazing! Don’t think I’d be so game … Glenda is adorable!
How do the cats handle the booms? – my older dogs aren’t exactly thrilled by it, but Ruger is oblivious to all danger so he goes on about his business.
They are like Ruger. I think since I don’t react they don’t react. Thanks, Brian.