We recently had a bad ice storm here in the Pacific Northwest (a least, a bad one by Northwest standards). This was taken during the afternoon, just before I heard a loud explosion, followed by smoke billowing into the air - seemed like a blown transform. I put the camera down and headed over towards the action, greeting the neighbors along the way. Yep - just a blown transformer.
As I started to head back from the rather boring scene I heard another one of my neighbors screen from his back yard, "Oh my goodness, run, get out of here." A loud rumbling was followed by the sight of a large maple tree falling from the skyline. His kids scattered everywhere as he bolted for the front yard, a large cloud of snow and fog following.
With that tree we lost an additional transformer and a full power line, shutting off power to only my side of the street plus the homeowner of the tree. For six long days we were without power, heating our home by candles, but in the end I at least came out of things with an experience and a fun story to tell.
Canon 6D, Canon 70-200 f2.8 is ii, little too rushed for time.