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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/23/2008

Photography: Air Force Memorial Lightning

By Kevin Ambrose

A thunderstorm develops west of the Air Force Memorial Sunday Evening.

A quick storm chase Sunday evening produced one of my more interesting lightning photos. The above photo shows a developing, but short-lived thunderstorm that developed over eastern Fairfax County, west of the Air Force Memorial. The Air Force Memorial structure almost blends in with the lightning bolts. With this storm, I photographed about a dozen single and dual bolt strikes, but during the above photo, the storm produced a burst of impressive lightning all at the same instant. Keep reading for a Jefferson Memorial lightning photo and a rainbow photo taken in Fairfax during the same storm chase.

Also, see Jason's full forecast and NatCast and Ian's amazing photo shoot from Saturday's storms.

Cloud-to-cloud lightning behind the Jefferson Memorial.

A rainbow at the Penderbrook golf course in Fairfax.

By Kevin Ambrose  | June 23, 2008; 10:30 AM ET
Categories:  Photography  
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As Always ----more great photos!

Posted by: Greg | June 23, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

That first photo is something else. Keep it up!

Posted by: Guillemot | June 23, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: ~sg | June 23, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

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