In pictures: 31 examples of the most electrifying lightning photography

    | Inspire | 03/05/2012 12:24pm
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    Lightning is one of the most difficult subjects to photograph. It is brief and unpredictable and often rain, wind and severe weather conditions go along with it, making it not only difficult to photograph but also dangerous. In order to get a decent shot an element of luck is involved! Try setting your camera to Burst mode for continuous high-speed shooting, or Bulb mode to increase your chances of capturing that elusive lightning bolt.

    The hair-raising photographs below demonstrate fantastic examples of lightning photography.

    Cheetah and Storm © Paul Souders

    Monument Valley © Tony Dadson

    Sprite © Lennie Mahler

    Adrenalin © Jimmy

    Grand Monsoon © Dan Ransom

    The Electric Highway © Matt Granz

    Miami Beach © Yves Kraus

    Crack © Dendy Julius

    After The Thunder © Shannon Rogers

    Lightning City © Sam Javanrouh

    The Gods Must Be Angry © Scott Stringham

    Lightning on Water © Maxime Barthelme

    Night Swim © Jimmy

    Bardenas Storm © Martin Zalba

    Inspiration © Jimmy

    T Bolt © Jamie Condon

    Lightning, Mountains and Rain © Drew Medlin

    Fury of Lightning © Shannon Rogers

    Cathedral Storm © Richard Desmarais

    Lightning Tree (composite) © Chris Martin

    Road to Darkness © Carlos Gotay

    Strike © Dean Mullin

    Summer Storm © Chrisos Lamprianidis

    Monumental Chaos © Mitchell Krog

    Electrifying © Jamie Condon

    Storms a Passing © John Ryan

    Greece Lightning © Chris Kotsiopoulos

    Stars Above, Thunder Below © Christopher Eaton

    Raw Power © Jorge Maia

    Far Away Storm © Carlos Gotay

    House of God © Alexander G H Hogstrom

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    Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 12:24 pm under Inspire.

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