Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish dropout bohemian.
You may be a cunning linguist, but I'm a master debater. (Austin Powers)
very cool, whats going on there? theres lightning coming down but it looks like straight after it shoots back up. I remember reading once that lightning goes upwards, maybe its going both ways. Very spectacular in slow motion anyway, I had never seen before.
I never thought any camera would be fast enough to do this. But I doubt it's fake, if it was, who would program in that loooong standing beam at the end.
As someone that hangs around here quite often says, and I quote, "Kewl".
Lightning does go both ways; the objective is to equalize the charges between the ground and cloud. You'll notice that as soon as one of the streamers in the beginning contacts the earth, all the other streamers are vaporized and the beam is focused to the point of earliest contact. Very fascinating.
Thanks for making me read WIKI on Lightning! It is really interesting. :)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning
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