Thunderstorm over Northern Yosemite

Thunderstorm over Northern Yosemite

Rainbow and lightning over (left to right) Tower Peak, Craig Peak, and Snow Peak, viewed from the saddle between Haystack Peak and Schofield Peak. The picture doesn't do justice to one of the most unusual and spectacular displays I've ever been treated to in the Sierra. July 22, 2006.
Matthew Holliman
on Jul 25, 2006 4:16 am
Image Type(s): Informational,  Scenery
Image ID: 210213


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2skinners - Aug 7, 2006 7:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Justice is served

I think it does justice (reading from your caption). Very unique and awe-inspiring. Before you even see the lighting in the photo, it draws you in.
It should have been a photo of the week.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Aug 10, 2006 12:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Justice is served

Thanks for the kind words. I'd never seen anything like this scene before. The storm was awe-inspiring to watch.

2skinners - Aug 10, 2006 6:13 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Justice is served

Kind words were definately in order, I keep coming back to this picture to enjoy it. It has to be one of my favorites that I have seen on this site, and as you know there are some extremely good photos here. Congratulations once again


mrwsierra - Sep 5, 2006 11:19 pm - Voted 10/10

superb photo....

with all those great elements in one shot. Justice well done.


ExploreABitMore - Sep 14, 2006 8:59 pm - Voted 10/10


Wow, this is an amazing photo! Good job


camartinez - Jul 22, 2007 8:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot Matt!

Excellent shot, I´ve always wanted to take a picture on a thunderstorm so I can catch a lighting.....this picture deserve a better position....congratulation.


mpbro - Apr 21, 2008 2:10 am - Voted 10/10


Jesus, great shot!


Noondueler - Nov 25, 2008 3:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Fantastic shot!

Lucky moment and you nailed it!


SOCALHUSKER - Apr 28, 2009 5:39 pm - Voted 10/10


a badass picture. Love the orangish tint to the photo, makes the lightning really stand out against the sky. Were you using a filter or is that natural lighting?

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - May 2, 2009 12:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: That's...

No filter, that's what it looked like at the time. I've never seen anything like it before or since.


mills - Dec 25, 2009 4:10 pm - Voted 10/10

The best

lightning photo on here, it`s such an awe inspiring image which captures natures forces at it`s best, thanks for sharing :)

Pack Addict

Pack Addict - Dec 25, 2009 8:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Very cool



winemanvan - Jan 29, 2010 3:42 pm - Voted 10/10


Absolutely amazing.


Ibswoha - Apr 16, 2012 9:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Kick-ass picture

I love this shot. Something about the color and mood that really captivates my attention. And the ghost rainbow crossing the sky with the flash of lightning in the background. Great shot is an understatement.

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