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© Eric Abernethy
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UploadedMarch 1, 2007
TakenJuly 28, 2005
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure6 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length19 mm
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This was an awsome thurnderstorm in the City of Asheboro, NC. I am fascinated by lightning. Its a force of Nature that kills more people each year than Hurrincanes and Tornados. Most lightning strikes average 2 to 3 miles long and carry a current of 10000 Amps at 100 million Volts. Lightning reaches 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, 4x times as hot as the sun's surface. Around the earth there are 100 lightning strikes per second, or 8,640,00 times a day. I shot this strike from my roof.

17 responses

  • Ray Chiarello

    Ray Chiarello (Deleted) gave props (13 May 2008):

    Hanging out on the roof during a lightning storm is probably not a great idea, but that sure is a great shot!

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    My first thought was....Holy cow, this absolutely rocks!!

  • Kristine Bailey

    Kristine Bailey gave props (15 Jul 2008):

    Fantastic Capture!!!

  • Darko Kovacevic

    Darko Kovacevic gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    Man, this is... :) perfect!

  • Florin C.

    Florin C. said (8 Aug 2008):

    Awesome! Incredible shot!

  • Jeremy Porter

    Jeremy Porter said (12 Aug 2008):

    Nice picture!

  • Daniel Cummins

    Daniel Cummins gave props (14 Aug 2008):

    Looks like a pretty powerful strike you managed to catch.

  • Clavzbelle

    Clavzbelle (Deleted) said (25 Aug 2008):

    I love it. :-)

  • Eleonora Federico

    Eleonora Federico (Deleted) said (30 Aug 2008):

    great shot!

  • mike campanile

    mike campanile gave props (31 Aug 2008):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (10 Sep 2008):

    Hell yeah! It rocks!

  • James Wei

    James Wei   gave props (15 Sep 2008):

    Stunning shot of the night scene

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (29 Sep 2008):

    Great Capture!!!

  • M Monique Comeau

    M Monique Comeau gave props (30 Sep 2008):

    dyamite this rocks glad you were not the lightning rod...

  • Romain Chassagne

    Romain Chassagne said (3 Oct 2008):

    great capture ! voted

  • Robert Larson

    Robert Larson (Deleted) said (4 Oct 2008):


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