Tag: lightning

Dec 19, 2012

Picture of the Day: Lightning Strikes a Fairway

Picture of the Day: Lightning Strikes a Fairway

LIGHTNING STRIKES A FAIRWAY Photograph via SmangAllDay on Reddit Redditor SmangAllDay shared this photo earlier this week of his local golf course after being struck by lightning. The fascinating fractal pattern you see on the fairway is known as a Lichtenberg figure which has been featured on the Sifter previously. For those…

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Dec 13, 2012

Picture of the Day: Long Exposure Lightning Strike

Picture of the Day: Long Exposure Lightning Strike

LONG EXPOSURE LIGHTNING STRIKE Photograph by Dean Mullin on 500px In this fabulous capture by Dean Mullin, we see a long exposure shot of a lightning bolt off the coast of Kuala Belait in Brunei. The photo was taken on Belait Beach which overlooks the South China Sea. To get this shot,…

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Oct 19, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Cloud Illuminated By Lightning

Picture of the Day: A Cloud Illuminated By Lightning

A CLOUD ILLUMINATED BY LIGHTNING Photograph by Mike Jones (mrjones131 on Flickr) While on a diving trip in the Grand Cayman Islands this past September, photographer Mike Jones captured this incredible lightning storm illuminating a storm cloud. Featured last week in The Telegraph’s ‘Pictures of the Day‘ gallery, Jones explained: “I…

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Mar 10, 2012

Lichtenberg Figures: The Fractal Patterns of Lightning Strike Scars

Lichtenberg Figures: The Fractal Patterns of Lightning Strike Scars

Being struck by lightning is a dangerous and scary experience and can even be fatal. Sometimes, the electrical discharge can leave a tattoo-like marking or scar known as a Lichtenberg figure. The patterns created are known to be examples of fractals. Lichtenberg figures are branching electric discharges that sometimes appear on the surface or…

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Jun 27, 2011

Picture of the Day: 70 Lightning Strikes in One Shot

Picture of the Day: 70 Lightning Strikes in One Shot

70 Lightning Strikes in One Shot Photograph by CHRIS KOTSIOPOULOS Photographer’s Description: Fire in the sky! This is an image sequence containing 70 lightning shots, taken at Ikaria island during a severe thunderstorm. Taken with: Canon EOS 550D, 16/6/2011 1:17 – 2:40, Shutter Speed 20 sec x 70 shots, Aperture Value 7.1,…

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