Light Painting by Mother Nature

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Tonight it was Mother Nature steeling the show completely. It just couldn't be missed or overlooked. Oh boy, I've got a great series out of this thunderfest! I knew it was coming and I waited for these moment whole day long. Pure excitement and pure visual violence as storm gathered overhead, sideways and in front or me. No shelter in these open fields but the car, which is quite typical in this part of the Netherlands. Multiple exposure times were made, varying from 10 to 100 seconds, and most of them are filled with big fat lightening bolts.

However, the excitement changed into the urge for precaution because this stuff should be taken seriously. More so because I heard on the radio that a woman got struck and killed by lightning of today. For this reason I want to dedicate this one to her and her family.

Also I guess I saw some shorter form of a ball lightning this evening, but I'm not sure because I have no reference, unfortunately. I guess that would be the ultimate goal to capture such a scarce event. The only reference of a ball lightning - or fireballs if you like - I know came from a a student back in 1987. However, I've heard and seen several stories along with some evidence of fireballs entering houses, schools and churches and craters in gardens caused by this yet unknown event.

Anyway, if you ever decide to go outside shooting lightning, here's an informative site about 1.21 Gigawatts!": The Real Facts About Lightning

More about lightning on this Wikipedia page.

Explore #8 on 2009-08-20 Thank you so much.

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  1. Guido Musch 67 months ago | reply

    wow, deze is echt heel tof!

  2. leapin26 67 months ago | reply

    wow! that is an amazing capture!

  3. Fabio - Zaukher 67 months ago | reply

    amazing!

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  4. {Marzia} 67 months ago | reply

    love the result, great mood!!

  5. §TRUZYNA PHOTOGRAPHY 67 months ago | reply

    Precise moment
    Wonderful shot!
    Congratulaitions from Chile

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  6. DiscoisDead83 67 months ago | reply

    wow man, you got some awesome pics!!

  7. mjmourik 67 months ago | reply

    Tja daar kan photoshop niet aan tippen;) spectaculair, perfecte timing!

  8. Kuzeytac 67 months ago | reply

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  9. AnNamir™ c[_] 67 months ago | reply


    Now That's Extreme!!
    Thank you for sharing...
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    This is just awesome lightning shot my friend =)

  10. Michael.DK 67 months ago | reply

    This is awesome - the colours are beautiful and the shot is very well composed.

  11. Ðenise 67 months ago | reply

    awsome capture

  12. onionade 67 months ago | reply

    thats crazy.

  13. shoreliners 66 months ago | reply

    incredible shot. Very courageous shot to take. Awesome,

  14. Doxi 63 months ago | reply

    Prachige fotos heb je! Mag je trots op zijn! Keep up the good work

  15. NebraskaSC Photography 57 months ago | reply

    Intensely.... Awesome~!


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  16. I-I 57 months ago | reply

    Doesn't get much better than that :]

  17. Passie13(Ines van Megen-Thijssen) 45 months ago | reply

    Wow! This is Quality!
    You have a special talent...



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