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2005-07-26 Strike!
26 July 2005 Ralf Brown

2005-07-26 Strike!

Pittsburgh, PA

Had a thunderstorm with above-average light show and below-average rain
roll through this evening. Saw a coupla strikes just as impressive as this one, but
outside the camera's view angle or while the shutter was closed -- including one
while setting up that left an orange glow for several seconds from whatever it hit.
By the time of this shot, the window pane had accumulated a bunch of rain drops,
and it looks to me like the faint tracery towards the left of the image is caused by
reflections inside the glass (if you look carefully, you see that it has the same shape
as the big bolt).

More lightning.

Minolta DiMAGE A1
ISO 100, 1s @ f/9.0 full exif

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Guest 28-Jul-2005 04:12
Great capture. Hard to do. This came out well.
Steven Jusczyk27-Jul-2005 05:15
Wouldn't want to be at the end of that!
alda27-Jul-2005 03:38
Wow! That must have hurt (something)!
Ron S. Bernardo27-Jul-2005 01:49
Great capture!
James Lundy27-Jul-2005 01:37
Incredible!!!! Look at the size of that bolt on the right what a catch! You should really take a copy of this to the person that owns the lightning rod in their fron yard. So cool!