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Dance of the Static Electricity

After sleeping for a few hours this evening, I was awakened by a steady flashing outside my window. At first I shrugged it off as car headlights and tried to go back to sleep, but the persistent flashing eventually piqued my curiosity. Looking out my window I saw very frequent strobing from beyond the buildings in Vinings, but no source. This, of course, meant a potential photo/video opportunity, so I threw on some jeans and headed outside. By the time I'd driven to the neighborhood entrance I could tell that it was lightning, but there was no audible thunder.

After driving through a couple disabled traffic lights that had absolutely no power, I arrived at a hotel parking lot on the other side of Vinings. I set up my tripod and shot some video and photos: this photoblog entry is a composite of about 10 still photos.

When it started to rain and the lightning had become less frequent, I hopped back in the car and drove north on I-75 toward the storm. I reached Canton Road before realizing that it would be no easier to shoot the lightning there and turning back around. I must say, though, that it's fun to drive at night with Ghosts in the stereo.


  • Matt M.
  • June 10, 2008
  • 9:19 am
Apparently you visited Venus last night.
  • Steve
  • June 11, 2008
  • 6:02 pm
beautiful photos!!! Really great shots and very very nice motives!

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It would be great if you take a look. Its a complete free service for everyone! (You can also put a link in your profile, so that this link will be published next to every published photo!)

Best Regards,
  • kristen
  • June 12, 2008
  • 12:34 am
i loooove pictures of lightning.
  • Bela
  • June 17, 2008
  • 2:40 pm
wow. that's awesome. I'dve just closed the blinds! :-)
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