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photoblog image Another strike..

Another strike..

                  At the edge of the deluge I showed yesterday, the Little Colorado gorge can be seen in the foreground here. Incidentally, some of you may remember a tight rope walker walking across the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago, this is where he actually did it, still no mean feat, 1500ft high and 1400ft across, but not actually over the Grand Canyon....

Another strike..

                  At the edge of the deluge I showed yesterday, the Little Colorado gorge can be seen in the foreground here. Incidentally, some of you may remember a tight rope walker walking across the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago, this is where he actually did it, still no mean feat, 1500ft high and 1400ft across, but not actually over the Grand Canyon....

comments (19)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 17 Aug 2018, 03:10
AND you caught the sun peaking out at the same time!!
Frank L Croston.: it was all going on Bonnie...smile It was quite a sight to see.
Fantastic, Frank!!! I love how you have so much in this frame... the storm across the Marble Platform, the lightning, the canyon, the blue sky beyond...
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Elizabeth, It was all there, just had to press a button. smile
I can just imagine the thrill of this moment for you, Frank!
Frank L Croston.: We were so lucky, we saw this happening and found a good viewpoint just off the road .
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 17 Aug 2018, 06:34
Love the lightening and veil of rain there Frank

Tightrope walking across the gap there must be the height of lunacy..
Frank L Croston.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEnkN939ZLw
Thanks Chris, exciting to see it. Yep...Not for a £1000000 !
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Aug 2018, 06:36
Fabulous! Well done on getting the lighting strike, too. What view across the plateau.

Sounds like a the tightrope walker was bit of a cheat to me. There some idiots doing it during various stages of the Tour de France )not the riders, the spectators...)
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Alan ( don't mention to Elizabeth the double strike she missed...) It is a great view across there, you wouldn't guess that the Little Colorado ran right through it, 1500ft down.
Attention seekers are everywhere nowadays, it amazes me that after all this time people still try to get on t.v.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 17 Aug 2018, 06:44
A likey to me, Frank. One of those rare moments to be there on the right spot and time (and "just" press the button wink)
Some people do anything to get attention and I saw what Allan saw... pfffff...I rather go cycling.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Astrid, a lot of luck involved.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 17 Aug 2018, 07:51
the image is already stunning and the lightning bolt adds to it, Frank. i have been meaning to capture a lightning myself but did not come close.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Ayush, I've always wanted to catch lightning, and did it twice in one day...smile A lot of luck involved though.Trying it manually without sensors, long exposures etc is not easy.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 17 Aug 2018, 07:54
Jolie prise de cet éclair.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Martine.
Etre là  au bon moment et pouvoir immortaliser
l instant...superbe !
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Claudine, we got lucky.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 17 Aug 2018, 08:17
I love this depiction of rainfall. Sheeting down comes to mind Frank.
Frank L Croston.: That would work Andrew, you can run out of descriptions here. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Aug 2018, 09:53
It struck a second time for you. This is just so more a special landscape, that I have to go likey.
Frank L Croston.: Who said it doesn't strike twice! Thank you Louis.
Cracking shot Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Michael.
Frank, what a shot!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Larry, some luck involved.
This is certainly a weather watcher (and sky watcher)'s delight. Wonderful, Frank!
Frank L Croston.: That it is Mary, I love that about it.
You've got all the weather in one shot, Frank. Absolutely stunning.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Beverley, we were really lucky that day.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Aug 2018, 14:50
Another stunning image Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Anne, we were really lucky that day.
Cracking picture Frank. I can't imagine why anybody would want to go across on a tightrope.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Bill, me either there is not enough money to even tempt me smile
Things have been stormy down your way this week Frank, I trust it's only your pictures wink
Frank L Croston.: Well its the monsoon season so we have thunderstorms most days, its normal, it doesn't bother us.
Lucky to get the lightning strike in there!
Frank L Croston.: Oh indeed Tom, very lucky.

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