Collin J Örthner – Photographer

August 15, 2012

Forest Service on High Alert

Filed under: Black & White, E-M5, m4/3, Nature, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Skyscape, Square, Storms, Travel, Water — collin j örthner @ 8:42 pm

Everytime one of these big thunderstorms starts to brew along the ridges of the mountains surrounding the lakes in the Okanagan valley of B.C., the Forest Service gets put on high alert. They want to be sure to jump on any fire started by a lightning strike before it poses any danger to the towns and cities. this particular storm popped up over Kaleden on the west side of Skaha Lake. Moving very slowly along the ridges, these storms can put a lot of CG strikes into the dry forest. Many times it looks like it’s raining, which would help, but the rain dries up in the hot air coming off the ground before it makes it there.



[Olympus E-M5, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7]



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