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A Variety of Bolts From Today's Storm

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« on: September 01, 2008, 08:47:18 pm »

Here are a few screen grabs. Not the best of quality but at least it's a result. The thunderstorms here produced a good mix of intra-cloud and cloud to ground bolts which were branched, vivid blue with the naked eye, and very unpredictable. The thunder was quite frightening!. I took quite a risk today.









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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008, 08:49:38 pm »

Excellent work Martin. #3 is a corker!

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008, 09:16:23 pm »

excellent shots! maybe one day i will get in the thick of it lol.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 09:22:48 pm »

Martin those are crackers!!! You are getting close every time... How far was the strikes...  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 11:42:28 am »

Thanks everyone!. The strikes where very close to me. That's with the wide lens so they where much closer than they appear on the stills. I wanted to stand on the top of the hill in pic 3 and start shooting facing E but the lightning was too deadly there. I waited for the storm to move east before I walked into that area. The bolts seemed to curve and whip all over the place. Very scary!

I wish I had some better stills but the rain, camera damage risk, and panic about getting hit made me very selective. Still filled a 2GB card though  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008, 12:59:28 pm »

I agree with Paul. #3 shot is excellent, although unsharp, but that lightning looks very serious!  Smiley

And you standed in an open area on the top of the hill! Be careful with those things! Not only a camera could be damaged.
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