Now here is a very rare ocasion in san jose, This storm was at about midnight and striking about every 30 seconds all across the sky. I setup my s40 on a trypod and held the shutter open for 8 sec. I got about every 5 photo. On this shot I got the left strike 1 sec in, and the right about 7 sec. after about 20 min shooting the rain started and I went inside.
I got lucky about the right hand side, you can see the bolt through the tree.
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snuggleaphagus (4146) 2004-01-04 3:39
I think I remember that night, this last summer. I really enjoy the ray behind the trees. I also like the combination of the warm color of the buildings and the darkness of the trees. I wish there weren't light poles. Stunnning.
PechePassion (483) 2004-01-04 3:45
Une belle photo mais une photo suprenantes !
L'eclair dans l'arbre de droite passe devant l'arbre sur sa partie haute puis derriere sur la partie basse !
La foudre c'est abatue sur lui ?
Jeppe (18654) 2004-01-04 5:22
Great capture Rich - I allway's been wanting to take such a photo but have never got lucky (need a new camera) - Well done.
shadi_atos (403) 2004-01-04 6:09
wonderful capture and u are so lucky for this great timing
cxxl (2682) 2004-01-04 6:49
WOW.. Awesome shot Rich... and I think a wise decision to go inside. I love the low hanging sky... looking so threatening.
wtolyz (20) 2004-01-04 6:51
Good work! You've captured a lovely scene. Beautiful shot.
jrj (34841) 2004-01-04 7:00
Great shooting Rich. The result is dramatic and very interesting. Well done!
Rockyboy (20596) 2004-01-04 7:04
It very hard to take the lightning of a storm. Yours is very impressive and very well done. Perfect!
pchappuis (43) 2004-01-04 8:58
Jolie image,personellement je rentrerais vite fait
nfarhadn (0) 2004-01-08 16:16
If you like to show power of nature to other people and others can enjoy from this noce moment
you must stand here
ninadev (5373) 2004-01-08 16:22
Hou la la! I wouldn't stay there. Incredible shot. I would clone out the "things" in the upper left corner.
patrick_belaire (356) 2004-01-08 16:45
J'adore photographier les éclairs, j'en ai une petite collection. L'une d'entre-elles est publiée ici :
Si cela vous plaît, j'en publierai d'autres !
- Copyright: Rich Hudnut (rnutball) (671)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S40, built in
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Lightning / Atmospheric Phenomena, the lightning and storm [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-04 3:33