Lightning dominated the sky over Monterey Bay late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Ben Ingram (www.beningramvisuals.com) went out in the rain to get this shot. Here’s how he described the scene: The torrential rain, howling winds, and freezing weather didn’t stop me from going out last night to attempt some lightning shots. However, it did manage to keep me confined to my truck, tripod on passenger seat. Keeping my wipers on high and my defrost blasting, I was able to capture this strike through my windshield. Not bad for shooting through a rain covered window with 30 mph winds shaking my truck.
Posted from Los Altos, California, United States.
Santa Cruz firefighters attack the Moore Street blaze on Wednesday afternoon. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
Smoke billows from a house that burned on Moore Street on Wednesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
A firefighter douses some stubborn hot spots in the ceiling and roof of the Moore Street home that burned on Wednesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
The spray from a fire hose creates a rainbow as firefighters extinguish the house fire on Moore Street on Wednesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
Westside neighbors can be seen at top as firefighters put out the house fire on Moore Street on Wednesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
KSBW videographer Tom Lopez keeps his camera trained on the house fire on Moore Street on Wednesday afternoon. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
Posted from Santa Cruz, California, United States.
A surfer carves out a massive cutback on a wave he rides next to the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor jetty on Thursday. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)
A surfer kicks out off the back of a crashing overhead wave at Natural Bridges Thursday. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)
A surfer ducks under the falling lip of an overhead wave off Natural Bridges Thursday morning. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)
Posted from San Lorenzo, California, United States.
From Tracey Heggum: A group of friends (9 adults and 4 children) gathered at Seabright Beach yesterday morning to create a peace sign out of all natural elements, to honor all of those affected by September 11th. It took us 2 hours, at a playful pace . Take a look at the photos, if you'd like; or better yet, go see it at Seabright Beach. Unfortunately the photos fail to capture all of its beauty.
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Mourners aboard the Chardonnay release the ashes of the Houghton family and scatter flowers in their memory into Monterey Bay Wednesday morning. (Bill Lovejoy/Sentinel)
A mourner tosses a flower into the water off Lighthouse Point in memory of the Houghton family Wednesday as their ashes were scattered in Monterey Bay. (Bill Lovejoy/Sentinel)
With his meter chained and padlocked, and with pitchfork in hand, Josh Hart is ready for Smart Meter installers to come to his Scotts Valley property. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)
San Francisco giants prospect first baseman Brandon Belt gets ready to take batting practice Monday in Scottsdale Stadium before the Giants meet the Texas Rangers for the first time since the World Series. Dan Coyro/Sentinel