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Lighting Up the Island Sky

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Comments (15)

diannemcd on August 7, 2011

What a brilliant phot Bits glad you got it, I would have had to take it from under the bed...LOL -just love the colours, glad you are getting some pleasure time. :-)

Nottincommand1 on August 8, 2011

Well seen and caught!!

Norrel on August 8, 2011

Very good, Bitsy! I hope you were safe in your car, and not outside holding your tripod.

Bits-n-Pieces on August 15, 2011

Thanks Dianne, geomancer and Norrel!

Have no fear Norrel - with that rain I didn't want to risk my camera outside ;) Sometimes when lightning is safely to the north I'll sit outside to watch it, but not this time!

HI Di - you would have HATED it - it was pretty wild: about an hour and a half of heavy lightning, with bolts coming down all around, even when the sun came back out to the west. This was pure luck of the click ( look at that shutterspeed!) but a little while later, I missed what would have been a great one: Sun though the clouds, really strong rays, and all of a sudden a lightning bolt cutting across the scene- a second after I hit the shutter. and lol, by this time, I was one of only 2 or 3 people left in the whole refuge. Everyone else skedaddled when the storm arrived.

Itallica II on August 20, 2011

where is the photo of "lightning down in the ground"?

Liam Wolff on August 24, 2011

Wow! Amazing shot, Bits!


Warmest wishes, Liam ;)

Marbiz on September 4, 2011

Great Shot Bits. Right time, right place.

Bits-n-Pieces on September 5, 2011

Thanks M! It was sure a fun storm to be out on the barrier island for.

That Liam!

Quite a puzzler Tery - I suppose I have a few, but they are too grainy to post. ;)

Zdzisław Ignarski on September 13, 2011

I voted and liked , greets oolalaa from Poland.

M Caminhas on September 26, 2011

Very nice shot!

Best regards from Guitim!!!!!!!!!

Bits-n-Pieces on October 9, 2011

Thanks so much oolalaa and Guitem75! I'm happy you like the photo. Cheers from New England :)

Ritva Astikainen on November 2, 2011

Great capture! Cheers, Ippa

kamalyn on November 4, 2011

Thanks Ippa! It sure was fun to have slmost a whole island to myself in the middle of an hour-long smashing thunderstorm!

Jean Gregory Evans on March 13, 2012

This is crazy great!!!

Bits-n-Pieces on March 25, 2012

Thanks Jean - it was a GREAT storm - lasting over an hour, with lighting crashes visible all up and down the coast. Thunderstorm as Spectator Sport :)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 6, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2011/07/04 19:35:21
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash