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2009.07.08 Lightning VII Lodz

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Storm supercell with multiple lightning over Lodz, Poland; night of 07/08 July 2009.

This year we have many storms. Most of them create and die rapidly. But this one was the only one to be prognosed more than 24 hours earlier.
I came home to watch it. Got my camera ready and waited.

Second active core came about 2:30 AM. This one rolled right over us. Bolts were strong, tall and branched. Some of them struck nearby buildings. Beautifull storm to photograph :)
I could've used lesser f/stop though.

My favorite photo of that night. That's a single exposure! I don't remember if all three bolts came down exactly at the same time, but at least two of them did for sure. The right one was soooooo close! :D

Postprocessing: curves, noise removal.
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Shutter Speed
300/10 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 8, 2009, 3:25:49 AM
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oopsygirl1's avatar
wow... three ...such and awesome catch!!!

Atmospheric-Bloo's avatar
yeah, I got quite lucky with this one ;)
oopsygirl1's avatar
love it love it
mrRosabel's avatar
Amazing intensity we have here!!!
When the lightnings are real,
they ALWAYS take my breath away...
...they make no mistakes.
Atmospheric-Bloo's avatar
Yup, this storm was short but pretty intensive :) Not my favorite type (I prefer the sleepy immobile night storms), still great one to photograph :)
ibanezrobb's avatar
one of the best shots I have ever seen. I wonder what this would look like ran through some HDR filters.
Atmospheric-Bloo's avatar
But I think HDR-ing it would be a rape.
Beware- I'm a purist ;)
Religion0's avatar
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Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)
kasj0's avatar
Kochanie przestań już robić takie ładne fotki :P bo mam same Twoje w fave'ach :D
A co do zdjęcia to też wydaje mi się, że wszystkie 3 się w jednym czasie uderzyły :)
Atmospheric-Bloo's avatar
"The Net is vast and infinite"- poszperaj po inncyh profilach to inne fajne fotki znajdziesz ;P
No mi też się wydaje, że wszystkie 3 na raz. Szczególnie, że to chyba było jedno z pierwszych zdjęć z kuchni (bo jeszcze aparat ustawiałem) i na pierwszym mi od razu takie coś wskoczyło. Ale po takim czasie nie jestem pewien :)
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