Photographer captures lightning strike

SYRACUSE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Severe thunderstorms  blasted through the Wasatch front Tuesday.

There was torrential rain, with wind strong enough to knock down trees and even topple a tractor trailer, but it was lightning that literally left its mark.

You have to be pretty lucky to snap a picture of a lightning bolt, but in Tuesday night's storm, Sally Kelley captured this image from Jensen Park.

“There was that awesome storm and I love to take photography,” said Kelley.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Sally shared the picture with ABC4, using our see it, shoot it, send it app on our website, where we share viewer pictures on line and on our news.

“We were just hanging out and I just happened to get a lucky shot,” said Kelley.

Sally was safely in her car with a friend, where they rode out the storm. With lightning strikes all around, they could feel the intensity and the electric atmosphere.

“The hair on my arms stood up and I got a tingly feeling.”

After experiencing this phenomenon from such a close proximity, Sally decided to investigate the area Wednesday to look for damage, and boy did she find it.

“It's just dark green and black, it's awesome but it's devastating from the tree's standpoint,” said Kelley.

Sally was so close to the lightning, and had the rare ability to see the aftermath and see the raw the power of a lightning strike.

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