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Windows 7: Fellow Photographers - amazing Ligtning hits Eifel Tower

10 Aug 2013   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
Fellow Photographers - amazing Ligtning hits Eifel Tower

Hi there
Any photographers here
- enjoy this amazing shot someone managed to catch of a lightning bolt striking the Eifel Tower in Paris - some people have all the luck as you certainly can't plan for this type of shot.


Enjoy !!!!!

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10 Aug 2013   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Actually, you can plan for this type of shot but it takes an incredibly huge amount of patience. Something like the Eifel Tower is a lightning rod that is pretty much guaranteed to get struck by lightning during any lightning storm. All photographer has to do is set up the camera on a tripod at the start of a storm, then keep taking one long exposure shot after the other until the storm is over. Using two cameras starting new exposures at staggered times would eliminate the chance of missing a strike in the split second between the end of one shot and the beginning of another. If a good shot isn't achieved during that storm, wait for the next. Like I said, an incredibly huge amount of patience.
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12 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 x64 Professional

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14 Aug 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86

Wow ! looks like something out of a movie
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21 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Beautiful and dangerous! I hope no one was hurt.
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