Thunderstorm in Delft

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jhk on May 26, 2009

Another view of this particularly heavy thunderstorm that struck last night.

In the lower right corner, the tower of the New Church of Delft (where members of the Dutch royal family are buried) is visible - it's the second tallest church tower in the Netherlands.

This picture made it to an online photo gallery of de Volkskrant, one of the largest national newspapers in the Netherlands.

Tjarko Evenboer on May 26, 2009

Ik had het al gezegd op Flickr.. maar een supershot Justin!

Groeten, Tjarko

jhk on May 26, 2009

Dank je Tjarko, voor de tweede keer ;)

Groeten, Justin

Tom on May 28, 2009

Congrats Justin. Both for the great capture and for getting it published. Well done my friend. :)

Best regards, Tom

jhk on May 28, 2009

Thanks Tom! I was very pleased with this result, and of course with seeing it published too!

Kind regards,


Ian Stehbens on May 29, 2009

What an achievement, Justin. It must have been some storm to allow you to record a lightning strike and to have the newspapers tell the story. I am impressed... and also by the composition that goes with it.


jhk on May 31, 2009

Sorry Ian for the late reply... Yes, this was quite a storm; the heaviest thunderstorm in the last 5 or 10 years. I think the met office recorded about 75,000 lightning strikes in one single night. Considering it doesn't happen often here, that's a lot!

Thanks for your kind words, as always.

Kind regards,


danimero NO VIEWS on May 31, 2009

Great shot, wonderful ilumination and stunning lightning. Very good composition, i like the tower lights at right background

Best of

Greetings from Spain, Daniel

jhk on June 1, 2009

Thanks very much for the best of, Daniel! I appreciate the comment!



jhk on August 9, 2009

"Wow" was pretty much also what I said emes! Thanks for the comment.

Kind regards,


starMAN on February 6, 2010


Regards, MAN

Helmut Jakob on March 26, 2013

Wonderful photo! Greetings from Renbo

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 26, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by jhk
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D Super
    • Taken on 2009/05/25 23:32:53
    • Exposure: 5.400s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash