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Question of chance

What I know about lightning:

 

“Is a powerful natural electrostatic discharge produced during a thunderstorm. This abrupt electric discharge is accompanied by the emission of visible light and other forms of electromagnetic radiation. The electric current passing through the discharge channels rapidly heats and expands the air into plasma producing acoustic shock waves (thunder) in the atmosphere” (Wikipedia dixit).

 

It’s a very spectacular phenomenon, specially at night.

 

It’s not easy to get a good capture if you don’t know how to do it. It’s pure chance.

 

It’s pure chance that your building gets struck by lightning.

 

So, I got this capture and three weeks later my building was struck by lightning.

 

I said goodbye to my monitor, printer, TV and toaster. CPU, Hi-Fi and microwaves survived (by chance).

 

Corollary: lightning and chance are two sides of the same coin.

 

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Taken on August 27, 2006