Forces of Nature: Lightning

 

 

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Not exactly from my corner of the world, but some hundred miles away. A lightning captured from our rented balcony on Lake Orta. Inspired by this week’s photo challenge: forces of nature.

 

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110 Comments on “Forces of Nature: Lightning

  1. Excellent. Je n’ai jamais réussi à photographier un éclair. Je crois que je n’avais jamais de caméra à la main.
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    • 😀 Thank you, Debbie. I believe you haven’t been on Orta yet (a lake next to Lago Maggiore in Italy). Are you back to UK now?

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  2. Your lightning is quite spectacular, and as always your photo is beautifully composed – the diagonal of the forested hill; the layering of the lake, the mountains and the sky; and the forks of lightning heading off to connect with the trees.

    I have a photo in my stair well at home of lightning over Baranguba, a gift from my son. Not something i’ve ever photographed myself. My forces of nature at the moment are a pair of twins and their parents!

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    • I believe you, Meg 🙂 Thank you for analysing the photo. It is always a pleasure to read you. Did you take a photography course… the way you talk and analyse – you know your stuff 🙂

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      • No photo course. Learnt a lot when I belonged, as a writing person, to a closed blog painting group. I needed to comment productively.

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    • Thanks a lot Annette 🙂 You can still do it. Just place your camera on a tripod and shoot with long exposure.

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      • We don’t get many lightning storms here, but have seen spectacular ones in Thailand. Yes, next time I will use a tripod and a long exposure. Thanks

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  4. Amazing capture – I always wonder how it’s possible to catch the moment like this. Well done.

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    • The key is to keep calm. When I was little I was afraid of lightening, now not so much :D. I was in a rented house with a covered balcony and placed a tripod on it. I was shooting before the storm came and just changed settings to capture lightening. It was shot with an extreme wide angle lens and I had to crop it. Thank you for the compliment Leya.

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      • I understand about not being afraid. When I was a child and there was a storm I opened the door just as the lightning hit the apple tree outside in the garden. i will never forget that, and i still cannot stop being nervous and frightened …so I will enjoy your photo instead.

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  6. Brilliant capture. We don’t get many thunder storms where I live. But when I lived in Austria we got them just about every day in the mountains. I could never get a good capture like this.

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    • Do you miss Austria? I love going there in summer. Thank you for the compliment, Raewyn. I don’t see them that often so this photo is special for me too. That view even without lightning takes one’s breath away.

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    • 🙂 It was spectacular to see in person too. It fascinates me how fast nature can change. That same day the lake changed its colours and mood a few times.

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  7. You captured it very well, Paula. It’s not easy to catch those lightening since they’re gone as fast as they’re appeared..

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  8. Wow— what a beautiful and dramatic capture, Paula! Completely a force of nature. Thank you for the music and bells accompanying the post, too 🙂

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    • My pleasure Lola Jane. There is always music in my posts, and I hope you’ll like some. Thank you for your nice visit.

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  9. Wow. What a brilliant shot . It definitely answers the challenge

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  10. I don’t have any lightening shots either 😦 This is superb. I had Lake Orta recommended to me many years ago, but sadly….
    Driving back from Belchatow we passed through absolutely torrential rain, thunder and lightning. Maybe if I’d opened the window I might have got a shot, but we’d all have got drowned 🙂

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      • I spotted that surplus ‘e’ yesterday, and thought that I’d taken it out 😦 Never mind- the skies could do with some ‘lightening’ here today. It’s rather grey 🙂 Happy weekend! Tell me again your itinerary?

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        • I knew that your subconscious was acting out :). Lisboa -12 May. Plan to see, G. willing Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais, Nazare, Obidos, Evora, then a bit south -Cabo Sardao- we’ll see. Return -19 May early in the morning. I don’t have to see a lot; we just want to have a good time and leave with good impressions.

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        • Fabulous! Sorry, I was just publishing 6WS. I remembered Sintra after I asked the question. Are you spending a night there? It’s well worth it. Cascais I haven’t yet managed myself. Obidos… very fond memories. Have a super time 🙂

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    • Isn’t it 🙂 I have been to many Italian lakes in that region (and also in the Alps) and this one is definitely the most picturesque of all.

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    • 🙂 I appreciate it, Allan. Yes, it was quite spectacular to see and to be able to capture it.

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    • Thank you very much Sue. I know you appreciate good photography 🙂 It felt very special being there on the most picturesque idyllic little lake, the last place where you would expect a storm coming, and then it came with thunders, bolts and everything, and the next day the nature was even greener than usual 🙂

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    • 🙂 Thank you. I felt very lucky to be on a balcony at the time of the storm. Imagine what it would have been like if I were still in a little boat on the lake 😀

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  12. Love the lightening. Perfect for this challenge. I linked so my readers could enjoy as well.

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  14. what a great view that balcony had! with or without the lightening – and nice take on force of nature 🙂 ❤

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  15. Excellent choice Paula – I’ve only captured lightening once and it wasn’t easy! Must give it another shot – love this one!

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