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Lightning 9/4/2011310 viewsOur hair was standing on end as we were finishing our dinner. I grabbed the Camera and Tripod and set up for some long time exposures. This bolt of Lightning seen looking South with the Cabana in the foreground.

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Lightning 9/4/2011175 viewsThe lightning lasted for about 10 minutes as the cell moved overhead.
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Lightning 9/4/2011374 viewsThis was the best shot.
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Double Rainbow 9/4/20111291 viewsA high pressure system over the four corners area combined with a low pressure system off the southern california coast steered subtropical moisture into Southern California this evening. This provided Altadena residents with rare summer showers and a thunderstorm this evening.

This double Rainbow was seen at Sunset.
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Morning Mist910 viewsBright sunlight beams through the early morning mist. Taken in my backyard.
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Squall614 viewsRemnants of a storm which blew through the Southern California area. Heavy rain can be seen falling in the distance. Taken from the end of the Oceanside Pier.
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Dark Waters410 viewsRemnants of a storm which blew through the Southern California area. Taken from the end of the Oceanside Pier.
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Anvil665 viewsAnvil Cloud erupting from a Thunderstorm over the Mount Baldy area as viewed from San Bernardino.
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Pot-O-Gold519 viewsLooks like I could hike up and find the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. Looking Northeast from my Backyard.
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Cotton Candy1187 viewsCumulonimbus Clouds are formed by strong upward convection associated with extreme instability in the atmosphere. This Cumulonimbus Cloud was rising above a Thunderstorm, towering over Mount Wilson (elev 5,700 ft).
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Havasu Lightning543 viewsI captured this lightning using my first Digital Camera, an Olympus C-5050Z. I had it in "Manual" mode set for the maximum exposure of 16 seconds. I took quite a few exposures this way during the lightning storm.
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Exploding Cloud530 viewsAnother cloud formed by strong upward convection in unstable air. In this photo taken at Lake Havasu, the nearly explosive vertical development of this cloud was awesome.
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