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At least 10 lightning strikes seen - 17.8.2022 at 19.20 - 17.8.2022 at 21.00 Kempele Observation number 108650

Visibility V / V

Lightning was already approaching around Kalajoki and then it was fast to jump on the fatbike and with the favorable help of the downwind, the cycling to Vihiluoto went quite fast. The hamstrings seemed to be strong, but we got there.

A handsome cloud front approached and the iPhone captured the first lightning photos from afar, but that cloud didn't fit in the picture area at all, but soon there were insects all over the clothes and in the camera and tripod and lens and glasses and what lies.

Soon the storm was right on and then there was a rush to one of the roofs and water came with quite a bit of wind and really well and soon it was clear that the 24 mm focal length was unhelpfully negligible. Although it was already wet in other ways and full of drops and let's take that wide angle out, but it was also at the focal length of 30 mm and one flash somehow caught right at the edge, so I had to adjust to 15 mm and rely on the focus mark of the lens when I couldn't really see anything, so there was indeed water and flashes rite. But the landscape perspective was the most important, i.e. the camera pointed in the desired direction.

In a moment, the lightning was already at a suitable distance and not right over my head. The iPhone also captures those images with moderate quality, but would even capture them as TIFF files. You finally dared to shoot with the camera even outside the canopy with an even better perspective.

Well, I finally got home and then I got to process those pictures and spot out those bug stains and water drops and all kinds of spots, perhaps as shadows formed by the dust inside the lens. The cell was cleaned a while ago.

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Comments: 4 pcs
Emma Bruus - 18.8.2022 at 11.38 Report this

Kaunista jälkeä!

Pirjo Koski - 18.8.2022 at 13.27 Report this

Ihan uskomatonta jälkeä! 

Pentti Ketola - 18.8.2022 at 13.29 Report this

Hieno tuo hämähäkkisalama..

Mikko Peussa - 18.8.2022 at 21.44 Report this

Komean setin olet saanut kasaan. Hienoja kuvia!

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