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Lightning misses LDNP Towers
Comments(5) # Lightning misses LDNP Towers london e10

Hah, missed me, evil Emperor Ming! Hail and lightning here yesterday afternoon as almost an inch of rain fell in under an hour. This is a lot for London and I think that sheet lightning (cloud to cloud) is more common in the UK so it was rather thrilling to watch the occasional spike of forked lightning like this one which I think came to earth in the hospital just a few hundred yards away (certainly the thunder was right behind it, almost no elephants at all). What I need for my next attempt at lightning photography is an open window as the one this one was shot through was more like a waterfall than a window which doesn't do much for sharp photographs. The small globes of light are illuminated raindrops, similar to those you'll see when using a flash gun in the rain. Canon EOS 5D
40 mm
125 ISO
3.2 sec
f 22
Flash: Not Fired