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gallery: August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012: It wasn't easy to catch tonight's lightning in east-central Florida, as much of it was embedded in rain - or I was getting rained on, meaning it was almost impossible to get a shot without a drop on the lens. I headed to Port St. John, then meandered west to near the Lone Cabbage Fish Camp in west Cocoa. I got a few OK shots there, but when I was headed back east, the blob of precipitation that was heading offshore exploded with cloud-to-ground strikes when I was in no position to shoot them. Figures. I finished with a few shots in Cocoa and then along the Indian River Lagoon. Share

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Lightning on August 15, 2012, was hard to catch, as much of it was embedded in rain. This was shot in west Cocoa, Florida.

Here's another shot by the St. Johns River.

A hybrid cloud-to-ground strike and crawler, as seen from west Cocoa.

Lightning in Cocoa, Florida.

Lightning in Cocoa, Florida.

Lightning in Cocoa, Florida.

The storms moved offshore, as seen from the mainland, looking over the Indian River Lagoon.

Cropping in on one of the bolts...

And here's one last look as the storms weakened.

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