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   xoxoxoBruce  Monday Mar 2 12:42 AM

Mar 2, 2009: Lightning Close

I confess I love lightning pictures, and we did one here.

But Daza123, at ePHOTOzine, captured this shot showing tendrils going all over the neighborhood, and I couldn't resist.



Daza123 says;

Quote:
Shot, During storm last night from my window.
I know the composition sucks and i didnt even get the ground in the shot but storm was brief i just stuck camera on tripod selected the smallest appeture i could and fired off a few shots..
Got lucky strike about 20ft from me..
Hope you enjoy and the loss of my soiled pants will be worth it...
Yeah, I'll bet it startled him pretty good.


monster  Monday Mar 2 12:53 AM

excellent. Is the fence still there?



Sheldonrs  Monday Mar 2 06:29 AM

I would need a really good camera and an extra pair of shorts to take that picture.



capnhowdy  Monday Mar 2 07:46 AM

I'm not afraid of many things. But lightning is one of them. Unimaginable power.



lupin..the..3rd  Monday Mar 2 09:31 AM

I wonder what lightning tastes like? Probably crunchy and bitter.



floatingk  Monday Mar 2 10:12 AM

omfg....Im sure I would have turned and ran right through the sliding glass door, soiled pants and all....I mean I spilled my drink on myself watching Quarantine...wussy



monster  Monday Mar 2 10:42 AM

That looks suspiciously like the UK -which makes it even more awesome -they don't get so many thunderstorms there (as we do here in the US -or at least my part of it), especially not the forked-lightening kind, so much less chance of getting this shot.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Mar 2 10:50 AM

From the other Daza123 pictures on the site, I think he is in the UK.



Glinda  Monday Mar 2 11:01 AM

I have a friend who's actually been struck by lightening twice. Couple years later, a big truck drove into his house, demolishing most of it (but not him). About three months ago, he took a trip into town, only to discover his cat in the engine (it lived, barely). A few weeks ago, he nearly cut his thumb off with a *cough* SKILL saw.

Yeah. God hates Gus.



sweetwater  Monday Mar 2 11:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by capnhowdy View Post
I'm not afraid of many things. But lightning is one of them. Unimaginable power.
New words for me: astrophobia and brontophobia.
There are others here - LINK

I love storms, but strikes that close would have me inside the house. Yikes!


Lurker  Monday Mar 2 06:31 PM

Glinda-- Sounds to me like God REALLY LIKES Gus a lot.



Gravdigr  Monday Mar 2 06:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lupin..the..3rd View Post
I wonder what lightning tastes like? Probably crunchy and bitter.
Probably like cooked blood and shattered teeth. =


Cicero  Monday Mar 2 07:04 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lupin..the..3rd View Post
I wonder what lightning tastes like? Probably crunchy and bitter.
Once I was almost struck....I got an acidic taste in my mouth like sucking on a battery.


Trilby  Monday Mar 2 07:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lupin..the..3rd View Post
I wonder what lightning tastes like? Probably crunchy and bitter.
Hopefully like peanut butter...




capnhowdy  Monday Mar 2 09:42 PM

Reckon we could fry it?
[already fried, capn]
well maybe a little hot sauce.
[already hot, capn]

Just gimme some goddam cornbread!



Bullitt  Monday Mar 2 11:08 PM

Very cool. Always wanted to get some good lightning shots, determined to do it this summer.



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