Friday, September 30, 2011

Lightning strikes...

Last night was the final preseason home game for the Stars and I last minute ended up going to the game. The Stars beat the Panthers 7-1. It was a pretty awesome game though I suppose any game where the team I love is kicking ass is a good game. I'm really excited for next Friday for the home opener. The first regulation game of the season is always one of my favorites of the year, no matter what. Just the excitement in the air is enough to put me in an instantly better mood. Though, this post isn't about hockey really so I'll stop there before I get carried away.

Anyway, when I parted ways with friends and headed outside the AAC, I was surprised to see it had rained. The things I miss while I'm inside a cold building watching ice hockey. It had stopped raining but the lightning was still going strong. It was gorgeous. I love lightning. I could sit and watch a good lightning show for hours in all honesty. It just love watching all the different patterns as they flash across the night sky.

I was waiting on a friend to get back to me about possible post-game plans and I never mind waiting a few minutes for some of the parking lot traffic to clear out. So, I grabbed my camera phone and started trying to get pictures of lightning hitting the Dallas skyline. It's hard as hell to do on a camera phone, especially since my current one doesn't have a multi-shot feature like my previous phone did.

I did manage to get a couple good ones. Though I stopped trying after a while and just sat in the car enjoying the sky being lit up by bolt after bolt.

Lovely, right?

I think so anyway. :) I just wish I had remembered to bring my Canon with me to the game, then I would have had it to take better pictures of the lightning with. C'est la vie.

Happy Friday!


Osbasso said...

I've never had any luck getting lightning photos. Then again, we don't really get more than one good lightning storm per year around here...

Jack and Jill said...

Looks like you made the most of your wait! Great shots! The second one is particularly spectacular! Like Osbasso, we've tried getting taking pictures of a storm, but we're always so ill-prepared that we end up with what looks like a black screen with a tiny piece of white thread on it.