Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Lightning at Night

Captured after dark with a 47-second exposure. This was one bolt of lightning that struck to the right of where the camera was pointed, as you can see by the shadows on the houses. The tree it hit exploded but luckily didn't catch fire.

For more exciting Skywatch Friday posts, visit the Skywatch Friday site. To see other pictures of lightning that I've captured, click on the Lightning label at the end of this post.

53 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic photo! I like the fringe of lightning and lavender in the sky. I cannot imagine seeing a tree explode! I'm glad it didn't catch fire or you would need more than our rain! Which I would love to send to you, by the way. :)

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  2. WOW! The bolt of lightening on the right seems to be a big one!! Excellent capture there :D

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  3. You outdid yourself today Al!! This is a magnificent, gorgeous, incredible capture! Absolutely stunning, breathtaking. Wow!! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. Wow !!! great lightning shots...something I hav ealways wanted to capture...but alas, my camera was always pointed at the wrong place in the sky.

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  5. A very difficult to capture scene, brilliantly shot! Hats off!!

    Pixellicious Photos

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  6. Wow, amazing. I love lightening. Nice catch.

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  7. Spectacular shots of lightning. Beautifully captured.

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  8. Hey! Thanks for your visit. Touché! I have never photoghaphed lightning! How do you do it!

    Amazing shots.

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  9. Al

    one of the msot beautiful sky that Ihave seen in all my life as photographer
    congrats

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  10. This is a great capture!!

    http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/06/10/SkyWatch-Friday-e28093-University-Sky.aspx

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  11. Wonderful capture, particularly with the extra light from the side. Lightening can be a frightful experience, we have had our chimney pots blasted off as well as the telephone next to our bed fried.

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  12. Wow...Stunning photo!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

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  13. Absolutely amazing capture Al!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles

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  14. I know the word 'awesome' is overused, but this truly is awesome.

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  15. What a fabulous capture of such an event in the sky! And what I also like is the landscape you've included in this shot.

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  16. Shot the week, that is a sky !!!!

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  17. The lightning bolt is so fierce! Great photos!

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  18. Wow! To catch lightning is something awesome! I looked at your other photos and they are remarkable as well. I love this scene, so lit up and beautiful!

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  19. That's amazing! You seem to be in a good position to
    capture lightening strikes. Just shows how one should not stand under a tree in a storm!

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  20. You're brave! What a capture!

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  21. This is simply amazing and beautiful !!I loved the post !!Simply Great !!Unseen Rajasthan

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  22. wow! you've got a lot of lightning photos. wish i could make a one too :)

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  23. Ciao Al, this pic is stunning

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  24. hello bellissimo effetto in cielo !!

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  25. Awesome capture ...love it.

    http://anexpedition.blogspot.com/

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  26. Incredible capture.
    You won't find me capturing lightning strikes. Twice,I've been in the house when it struck and took part of the roof off. Nope, I won't be photographing lightning anytime soon.

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  27. Amazing! Great job capturing a very difficult subject. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Striking photo! :-) Seriously, it is amazing. Lightning is something I have always wanted to photograph but it's so rare and hard to do in the city where I live. Have a great weekend!

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  29. Beautiful and powerful photo! I love looking at lightning :D

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  30. WOW! This is really amazing! Great photo

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  31. Wow. fabulous shot. Really amazing

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  32. Just wow! It looks like a predigital photo negative. Amazing capture!

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  33. i dream of capturing a lightning photo half this good. this is a great shot. hope all is well.

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  34. this is really great ! I have tried to capture lightnings ... but :-(

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  35. You are one amazing photographer to capture this image.
    Joyce

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