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More lightning

Post by Deep Thought » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:21 pm

A way cool shot of a thunderstorm cell interacting with the plume from the Rabaul volcano in Papua, New Guinea:

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Re: More lightning

Post by Sam Buca » Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:36 pm

Is that one event or an open shutter for many?

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Post by Deep Thought » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:04 pm

The description implied it was one strike. The photographer was documenting the volcano when it happened.
On May 19th, adventure photographer Stephen O'Meara was monitoring an eruption of the Rabaul volcano in Papua, New Guinea, when something happened that, he says, "I'll remember for a very long time. A storm cloud approached the volcano's 2 km plume, and lightning began to arc between the two." He set up his camera in a secure location and recorded the "awesome and blinding" spectacle:
Judging from the clarity of the palm fronds and the volcano plume it looks like a single shot. An open shutter, multiple-event photo would have those blurry.
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