Here is a picture of lightning from a storm that had passed through the night of April 18, 2002. Taken from inside my parked car out the open driver's window, handheld. The view was to the east from 88th Ave, south of Polk Rd by Hart, MI. I had missed alot of nice lightning displays but managed to get to an open spot in time for this one.

Also, some strange clouds, seen on the afternoon of April 24, 2002. It was windy weather and the atmosphere was unstable. A line of thunderstorms was approaching from the west at the time, yet they were over a hundred miles away. I wonder if this could be the manifestation of some sort of weather engineering?

20 sec, f-7.1, ISO 80, 35mm focal length.The backside of a storm that passed through, 4/18/02.
Shutter: 20 seconds
f: 7.1
ISO: 80
Focal Length: 35mm
Note on storm pic:
The camera controls were set manually, the f-stop of 7.1 was a little too dark, so I boosted the gamma of the image to brighten things up better.
1/640 sec, f-5.6, ISO 80, 35mm focal length.Strange clouds over Shelby, Michigan, April 24, 2002.
Very soft, white clouds - yet are shredded with clear air.
1/640 sec, f-5.6, ISO 80, 140mm focal length.Zoom in on turbulent 'hole' in the cloud on left.
1/640 sec, f-5.6, ISO 80, 70mm focal length.Another shot showing the shredded and the soft clouds. 1/640 sec, f-5.6, ISO 80, 66mm focal length.An airplane pilot stopped by and told me that the lower cloud is a "Leeward Lenticular" cloud that indicates a very unstable condition in the atmosphere.
1/640 sec, f-5.6, ISO 80, 66mm focal length.More 'shredding' going on here... 1/640 sec, f-5.6, ISO 80, 54mm focal length.... and here too.
Here is a stitched together (5 pic's) panoramic view of the scene: (Time: 14:53:42 - 14:54:05)
- Look like some fish! - The general view is toward the east, the wind was from the south, so clouds were moving from right to left.
1/640 sec, f-5, ISO 80, 35mm focal length.Here's the first shot of a sequence of six pictures of the same cloud as it went by.
Time: 14:57:33
1/640 sec, f-5, ISO 80, 35mm focal length.Second shot of six.

Time: 14:58:11
1/640 sec, f-5.6, ISO 80, 35mm focal length.Third shot of six.

Time 14:58:58
1/640 sec, f-5.6, ISO 80, 35mm focal length.Forth shot of six.

Time: 14:59:53
1/640 sec, f-5.6, ISO 80, 35mm focal length.Fifth shot of six.

Time: 15:01:05
1/640 sec, f-5.6, ISO 80, 35mm focal length.Sixth shot of six.

Time: 15:02:44
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