Thunder & Lightning

You’d have to have been living under a rock – or maybe a different country – on Friday night/Saturday morning to have missed the thunderstorms that raged across the UK. Where I live, in north Hertfordshire, it was SO loud and SO bright with each flash of lightning that it lit up my road as if it was daytime.

I couldn’t sleep through it so I stood at the window watching for a while. Then I wondered if I would be able to capture a lightning bolt on camera. I couldn’t work out what setting to put my DSLR on for that kind of photo [noob], so instead I resorted to my trusty phone [I have a Samsung Galaxy S5].

I stood at the window with my phone pressed against the glass, and whenever I thought there might be a flash of lightning I tapped my phone several times in quick succession.

I must have taken about 500 photos in total and most of them were just photographs of darkness. However, amongst all the black, it turned out that I’d managed to capture 4 photos showing a lightning bolt spreading across the sky.


Bolt-of-lightning-spreading-across-the-sky

Pretty cool, huh!

Did you watch the lightning?



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8 comments

  1. I never heard or saw this storm....I must have slept through it. lol
    Wow! Well captured! :D

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    1. Haha! Maybe you didn't have storms where you are :)

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  2. They look amazing Sian, well captured! I love watching the thunderstorms but the best place to see it in our house is the kids bedrooms and they were fast asleep when it was all going on! xx

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    1. Oh no! I guess it's just not worth risking waking them up! x

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  3. Amazing photos! I only saw flashes of light this time but do like to watch the storms usually x

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  4. AMAZING photographs and stunning - they way you've grouped them together. We didn't get much but I know so many other homes did. Jess x

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  5. Awesome captures! Thats some really great photos right there!

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