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Superstrikes South Africa
« on: May 16, 2013, 12:48:21 PM »
Huge lightning over Sandton, Johannesburg. Canon 1Ds, 70-200mm f4 (45 second exposure)

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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 02:23:51 AM »
wow you weren't exagerating using the term HUGE!
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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 02:38:58 AM »
OMG! I got a shock just looking at your photo. Superb shot. Congratulations :)
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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 07:39:36 AM »
Very impressive shot. Nice job!

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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 08:30:06 AM »
I absolutely love it!

A bit envious too, lol. In Norway we only get these tiny lightening strikes, not like yours and the ones I saw when I lived in rural Illinois :)
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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 09:08:01 AM »
Spectacular shot! 

SoCal is fairly short on this size/frequency unless you happen to catch a desert thunderstorm.
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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013, 09:28:31 AM »
Awesome...great shot
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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 09:43:41 AM »
Wow , very cool shot.

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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013, 10:22:00 AM »
The lightning makes a great picture. The night skyline is a great picture. The two of them together... WOW! Thats a REALLY GREAT picture! Inspirational!
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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2013, 10:32:04 AM »
Wow, thats an awesome shot!!

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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2013, 11:22:07 AM »
Huge lightning over Sandton, Johannesburg. Canon 1Ds, 70-200mm f4 (45 second exposure)

Great shot. Makes me homesick for the thunderstorms that hammer the Joburg area, I loved them... how it felt to have lightning strike nearby, the thunder rattling the windows, sending a thud through the whole house and your belly... awesome!
Yup! Fantastic shot!

Dave, your comment takes me back in time. The year was 1983. The place was Al Jubail Saudi Arabia. It was raining heavily and there was thunder and lightning. The door of our building was open and water was streaming in. I went to close the door and I found one of the Philipino engineers standing in the doorway getting drenched. I asked him if he was ok. He said that he was and commented. "I was feeling homesick today but this is feeling like Manilla. I am fine. Don't worry".
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Al Jubail is on the coast so when it rained (the one or two days in the year) it poured. As you can imagine there were no storm water drains. With the roads properly concertised (but no drainage) the water stood in some of the town's streets for a week - till it evaporated!

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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2013, 11:49:14 AM »
Dave, your comment takes me back in time. The year was 1983. The place was Al Jubail Saudi Arabia. It was raining heavily and there was thunder and lightning. The door of our building was open and water was streaming in. I went to close the door and I found one of the Philipino engineers standing in the doorway getting drenched. I asked him if he was ok. He said that he was and commented. "I was feeling homesick today but this is feeling like Manilla. I am fine. Don't worry".
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Al Jubail is on the coast so when it rained (the one or two days in the year) it poured. As you can imagine there were no storm water drains. With the roads properly concertised (but no drainage) the water stood in some of the town's streets for a week - till it evaporated!

Haha, yep, I've done the same thing here in NYC, but the storms just don't match that intensity and power. They don't leave me in awe.

The thunderstorms we had were also typically accompanied by a torrential downpour that would leave rivers running down the sides of the streets that the storm drains were unable to cope with. Any areas that didn't have drainage were easy to spot - invariably it would be flooded anywhere from three to several feet deep, and you'd see the folks that didn't know to drive slowly through it - they'd try gun it through the water, which would spray up under the hood, and flood and stall their engine.
Yup! Done that! Stalled the car once too! Water in the cab and through the exhaust! Oh boy!

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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2013, 12:38:49 PM »
Awesome shot, thanks for sharing it and your exposure time.
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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2013, 04:15:13 PM »
Loving the little bird sitting in the top middle of the lightning!
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Re: Superstrikes South Africa
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2013, 08:21:40 AM »
Huge lightning over Sandton, Johannesburg. Canon 1Ds, 70-200mm f4 (45 second exposure)

Amazing shot..wow!
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