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Extremely close lightning photo

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« on: September 04, 2010, 03:51:49 am »

Got a once in a lifetime shot the other night, caught a transformer blowing up on camera after 5 cloud to ground strikes hit (all in my frame) All the strikes were closer than a mile to me, the middle bolt was less than a half mile! more info and photos here...

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010, 04:12:49 am »

Those are some incredible shots you have there Tyler. Makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Great set of photos on your site. Sounds like you had quite an evening. What were your average exposure times on those? Good job!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010, 11:13:00 am »

Hey Tyler, that's an incredible image!, absolutely picture perfect and so rare to get the transformer explosion at the same time, thank goodness you always have your camera with you for major surprises like this, I bet you had a great smile on your face when the image popped up on your LCD screen  Smiley, loved the report and all the other images too, the 2nd shot is stunning as well, those are images to be extremely proud of. Congrats on getting it published and I hope you make loads of images sales from it  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 01:51:50 pm »

Amazing image Tyler, congratulations and well done on the other images in your account-id be happy with any one of them.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010, 07:37:58 pm »

Wow - amazing shot. Never seen a lightning strike like that before. I'd love a chance to try photographing something as extreme.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010, 05:36:38 pm »

Fantastic capture!  PROPER lightning!  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2010, 06:07:17 pm »

The photo is fantastic in itself but what an experience for you, too.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010, 01:41:33 pm »

I have to say, these are some of the BEST lightning photos I have ever seen. Excellent! I bet it was awesome to witness this with your own eyes  Grin
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