About 2 weeks ago I was hired to shoot the cover story and for this week’s issue of Time Out Chicago. They needed me to go up in a helicopter and get some interesting shots of the city. We got up in the helicopter and by the time we reached the city we found ourselves in the middle of a lightning storm. Later that day the storm turned into a storm that brought havoc to the city with tornado sightings and (from what I’ve read) something like 900,000 lightning strikes that day. We had a lot of fun being in a helicopter in that storm but the pilot and I both got spooked and decided to head back when lightning struck not too far from us.
Definitely an interesting experience and we got some good pictures out of it. Prints of the storm picture are available here: http://www.joewigdahl.com/print-store/.