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Offline vk2him

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Lightning - too close for comfort
« on: 14 / November / 2008, 16:55:22 »
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Took these photos yesterday using fast MD .. one hit within a few 100 meters of me , wow what a loud bang  :'(


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Offline whim

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Re: Lightning - too close for comfort
« Reply #1 on: 14 / November / 2008, 17:19:52 »
impressive, looks almost like a gas explosion !

wim

Re: Lightning - too close for comfort
« Reply #2 on: 14 / November / 2008, 20:28:16 »
Coool!

I hope you went down and looked for some fulgurites created by the lightning strike!

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Re: Lightning - too close for comfort
« Reply #3 on: 14 / November / 2008, 20:31:16 »
damnit, i'm really waiting for the day that a camera is destroyed because of chdk. i mean, taking one for the team, it's all about that. oh, and for science. technically, it wouldnt have been chdks fault. but without chdk i guess the camera wouldnt have been there in the first place :D
nice pics!


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Re: Lightning - too close for comfort
« Reply #4 on: 14 / November / 2008, 22:33:41 »
Nice shot. Don't become a statistic ;)

Don't forget what the H stands for.

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Re: Lightning - too close for comfort
« Reply #5 on: 15 / November / 2008, 06:22:05 »
damnit, i'm really waiting for the day that a camera is destroyed because of chdk. i mean, taking one for the team, it's all about that. oh, and for science. technically, it wouldnt have been chdks fault. but without chdk i guess the camera wouldnt have been there in the first place

We shoud put the cam in a Faraday cage for this, but after a 'strike' we also should have a defibrilator function in CHDK...

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Offline na560

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Re: Lightning - too close for comfort
« Reply #6 on: 22 / November / 2008, 07:00:59 »
My first and only success with CHDK and Lightning also had a few close strikes. My A560 was set up on the covered porch of Grandma's house and pointing to the north. The first photo is the camera's view. The lightning strike that provided the light was behind the camera and not too far away judging from the shadows.

The lightning is overexposed in the second photo but it is interesting that the reflected lightning is not so overexposed.

Thanks to all CHDK for a lot of fun!

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Offline ditch

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Re: Lightning - too close for comfort
« Reply #7 on: 30 / December / 2008, 10:49:14 »
holy moly man - with the tripod and stuff, you can as @reyalp mentioned, easily become a statistic. talk about close calls


Re: Lightning - too close for comfort
« Reply #8 on: 18 / January / 2009, 21:17:51 »
vk2him, how far away was that top one? 
Holy Cripe that's bright. 
Are your ears still ringing?

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Offline vk2him

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Re: Lightning - too close for comfort
« Reply #9 on: 19 / January / 2009, 18:03:48 »
vk2him, how far away was that top one? 
Holy Cripe that's bright. 
Are your ears still ringing?

It was very close, I think about 200m   :o    :P :P :P :P :P

 

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