We were sent some sweet video of a recent lightning storm that passed over Spokane. Josh Burdick, a hobbyist photographer, spent about three hours recording a time-lapse of Sunday's storm from his Five Mile Prairie home.
The first shot featured in the video faces south Spokane toward Tower Mountain. Burdick explained that the second part of the video faces east toward Beacon Hill. He shot about 800 frames and spliced them together for the video.
During the shoot, he let the camera sit there and run while he got a few snoozes in. Eventually the camera's battery died.
You don't wake up that morning expecting to cover that story, but you hope to be prepared for anything that could happen.
Thankfully it's Friday though, the start of the weekend for some, which means a new selection of photos showcasing Spokane and all it's beauty and unique visuals. Take the time to share with us how your week was in the comments below.
Once a week we go through and select ten photos that we think show off the region in all its glory. To select them, we search the #Spokane tag on Instagram through Storify. Your photo could appear in this weekly slide show. With the app, Instagram, all you need to do is take a photo, assign a filter and add the #Spokane tag to the photo description. Please take note that these photos are not listed in any particular order.
We're pretty sure half the population of Spokane forgot to bring an umbrella and/or rain jacket to work today, or maybe that was just us. Here's what is happening in the region this afternoon. Rain, thunder, rinse and repeat as described by the fabulous folks on Twitter and Instagram.
How was your week? Here's this week's Instagram photos of Spokane showing a variety of activity from folks including walks through our scenic downtown, hiking at Bowl and Pitcher and marmots. Hopefully the outdoor photography continues even with this weekend's rain.
Instead of calling this week Bike to Work Week, it should actually be a memorial to all those bikes stolen over the years in downtown Spokane. May their gears rest in peace.
In other news, we took the bus to work this week and it wasn’t half bad. In fact, we’ll keep trying it for the rest of the month to see how it goes.
From clouds, rain and wind, you’d think the weather had a lot to do with the downer news in the community from the shocking discovery of human trafficking in Spokane County to the arrest of a murder suspect in Spokane Valley.
Let’s take the time to ask how your week was? Explain in the comments below and if you’re looking for some inspiration, take a look at these photos taken by the Instagram community in Spokane.
An astronomical anomaly this weekend will present a great opportunity for those in the Spokane area to view a partial solar eclipse. 70% of the sun will be blocked by the moon. The eclipse peaks at 6:18 p.m. in our area. Around the world, the eclipse begins in China and ends in Texas during a three and a half hour trajectory.
We spoke with Jerry Eber with the Spokane Astronomical Society who says there will be three viewing locations set up for residents in all parts of town to safely view the eclipse from 5-7 p.m.
Sky Prairie Park, Strong & Nettleton Ave.
Franklin Park, West Queen Ave.
Sports Complex, Regal & 46th
The have telescopes set up that are safe to view the sun through. Eber stresses that safety is the number one priority during these eclipses because of potential eye damage by viewing the sun straight on. They’ll also have sunglasses with special film on them to let people look through.
Here's a new feature we'd like to start doing. Every Friday, we'll go through a select ten Instagram photos featuring the tag #Spokane in a slideshow. The slideshow is presented through Storify, which is an easy tool to curate photos from the strictly mobile app.
Your photo could appear in this weekly slide show. With the app, Instagram, all you need to do is take a photo, assign a filter and add the #Spokane tag to the photo description.
We got the idea from Social Media Week, a website hosting a contest called Instagram Your City. Unfortunately it's only hosted for 14 cities around the world and Spokane is not one of them, so we'll make our own feature darnit.