I drove back from Arlington, Texas last night. Long story short, I left around 8pm last night, and I spent the entire three hour drive just completely enamored with the sky lighting up with huge bolts of lightning. I remembered seeing the Trinity test video, and so many other night-based explosions in movies; the sky last night reminded me of that type of phenomenon. So many bolts of lightning piercing the darkness, it was just like watching that scene in the newest Harry Potter when all of the folks are casting the spells over the school campus. Overwhelming; beautiful.
(Sorry folks, I’m not a Harry Potter person, I just saw the one…)
I got home and made this video, since I was blessed AGAIN with the lack of tiredness in my body after that drive. I took about a half hour’s worth of lightning strikes in downtown and condensed them down to about two minutes. I hope you enjoy! I’m a great big goofball, just be forewarned.
The Lightning Fantastic in Oklahoma City, August 8, 2011 from Jim Hutchison on Vimeo.
Thanks, NatGeo and Tal Bachman!