After a very hard hail storm, a strong lightning storm followed suit some minutes afterwards, with 2-3 lightnings every second. Most of those lightnings were behind the clouds, but some of them could be readily observed. So it was my chance to take some pictures, where the bolts of light could be rendered sharp.
I took many pictures in that night, perhaps 80 or more. Most of them were of several seconds' exposure (bulb). and the greater majority had not the clearly defined lines of the lightning. However I got lucky, and in one picture, just after pressing the button, certainly less than 0.2 seconds afterwards, this lightning bolts surfed the sky.
I hope I can repeat this feat someday.
Click here for another close lightning bolt encounter with my camera.
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Curious_Eye (962) 2012-08-04 9:34
I liked the image as a thumbnail and the larger view did not disappoint. The picture is very dynamic and conveys the atmosphere of the storm really well. I also like the angle of the houses, with the lightning running somewhat parallel to the contour of the roof. This couldn't have been planned, but looks neat! The orange light in the window adds a point of interest, and balances what would otherwise be a monochrome shot.
pajaran (47848) 2012-08-04 11:54
Opasan, ali ipak lep trenutak ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i trenutak.
Dobar tekst i rad, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend.
Dangerous, but still a nice moment ...
Good image sharpness and timing.
Good text and work, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-08-04 12:35
very good scene.. great timing....
excellent sharpness...good details..
nice colours... good atmosphere...
superb lucky shot...
- Copyright: Jurgen DP (jurgen) (2074)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-02
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: SONY α 100, Sony 18 -70mm, SanDisk Extr.III 4GB
- Exposure: f/9.0, 2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-04 8:47