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Lightning strike 500 feet away
 

Lightning strike 500 feet away


michaeljames
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f/11 ~40 second exposure, 35mm lens. Taken at 1:00am CDT May 21, 2001 10 miles N of Huntington, AR as a squall line traveled over the area. Channel hit a telephone line and traveled up the line a short distance where wood from the telephone pole exploded in a burnt-splinter shower.


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did you use a lightning trigger device or jedi force skills? I had a go at trying lightning photography but just wasted two rolls of film trying things out... e-mail me with tips if you have some
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I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE LENGTH OF THE EXPOSURE. LOOKS REALLY GOOD. THAT'S THE SHOT I'VE TRIED TO GET EVERY TIME THERE'S A T-STORM HERE, BUT I'VE NEVER MANAGED TO GET A SHOT LIKE THAT. EXCELLENT!
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is the newton ring effect visible radiating from the bolt present on the negative/slide or an artifact of the scan? Did you have a filter on the camera at the time of this shot?

 

I ask as I have learned the unfun way that monochromatic light (such as from aurora) will cause some optical effect when shot with a filter which creates 'rings'...the rings on this pic are ovular, but wondering if they are present on the original. Was this bolt actually purplish when you saw it?

 

nice shot!

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