Lightning Strikes around Downtown Raleigh

May 9th, 2009
A couple of satisfying bolts from this session on the night of May 7, 2009:

Lightning strikes behind the cityscape of downtown Raleigh

Lightning between Wachovia Building and RBC Plaza

Faint bolt behind BB&T

Internal lighnting flash over the city

Cloud to ground lightning strike from Dorothea Dix

Lightning to the west from Boylan Ave

Bolt striking in the rain

Just out of frame

Wider version of image 2

Wider version of image 1

My favorites are still from last July.


  1. Emanuel says:

    May 8th, 2009 at 7:57 am (#)

    Beautiful Pics

  2. John says:

    May 8th, 2009 at 8:58 am (#)

    Excellent! Your camera skills are amazing.

  3. Ernest says:

    May 10th, 2009 at 11:43 am (#)

    I had a feeling you will be out there taking incredible shots, as always 🙂 Thanks for sharing your work with us, Matt. I wish I could take such wonderful photos, myself, but I will settle for enjoying yours. Thanks to Beth for being supportive, too. Without her moral support and patience such images would not be possible as often as Matt shares them.

  4. Matt H. says:

    May 10th, 2009 at 9:11 pm (#)

    I never realized how good our skyline looked at night…if only 1/2 Progress Plaza were lit up…then it would be perfect!

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Lightning Strikes around Downtown Raleigh

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