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    Default Few pics I took ....

    Last night, we had a rather large storm that decided to cross over. I decided to take some video, and caught a few strikes, including a very close one abot 20m from my house. Crappy quality, since it was pulled from video, but you get the idea.

    Looks fairly overcast today ..... (Have a look at the window of the car, its a hint )


    Well actually, it wasnt day, it was caused by this ....



    Just a few random shots ...









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    Sorry for the 2nd post, my wireless internet corrupted the edit button :?

    The strike you see in the 2nd pic, actually TURNED OFF my laptop!!!

    I think that may have been caused by the huge EMP from the strike .

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    yeh i took some lightning "photos" mine were actually videos and I cut the strikes out of them.

    From the back yard








    From lookout mountain Tennessee



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    Nice pictures! Anyone got any more cool pics they wanna share?

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    Snapped these two in July '06 with my Canon compact:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Lightning 07-06 1.JPG  

    Lightning 07-06 2.JPG  


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    At least I'm not the only one that's obsessed with thunderstorms.

    I'll stay awake at 3AM just to watch a good "electric lightshow"

    Nice pics guys!
    Thanks,
    Adam

    P.S. Not lightning but some of my favorite high voltage vids....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkDCS8xeobg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aCby...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrb0G...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V3OZ...eature=related
    Last edited by 300EVIL; 11-26-2008 at 22:31.

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    I wouldnt say I am obsessed with them, I actually have a small case of brontophobia (Fear of thunderstorms), I just happened to be brave enough to go outside and film for a little while

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    To note, we almost NEVER get thunder/lightning here in the Portland area. (or pretty much anywhere else in the area)

    Over the mountains near Bend, the weather is completely different, so I imagine they might get it there.

    I'm originally from Oklahoma (Norman) and we had plenty of lighting there. Even though we moved to Oregon when I was three, I remember the pastime of sitting on the tailgate of the Cutlass Cruiser in the garage, watching lightning which would often strike close by.

    In other news, I was born during a tornado warning. ..for what it's worth.

    -Jonathan

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    not a picture i took but used to be my background...

    i love thunderstorms! my girlfriend always hides while i watch!

    -Josh

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that lightening in a cloud of ash from a volcanic eruption?

    BTW, everyones pics are very nice.

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