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Thunder Boltz -II

Thunder Boltz -II
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-15
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Marumi CP 62mm
Exposure: f/40.0, 4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-21 8:42
Viewed: 3920
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Please do not try this without proper preparation. I got this as it was happening miles away. So don't try these when it is happening near you else you will be burnt alive ;>.If someone missed my another post of this thunder bolt thing can view it HERE.

A thunderbolt is a traditional expression for a discharge of lightning or a symbolic representation thereof. In its original usage the word may also have been a description of meteors[1], although this is not currently the case. As a divine manifestation it has been a powerful symbol throughout history, and has appeared in many mythologies. Drawing from this powerful association, the thunderbolt is often found in military symbolism and semiotic representations of electricity.

Lightning plays a role in many mythologies, often as the weapon of a sky and storm god. As such, it is an unsurpassed method of dramatic instantaneous retributive destruction: thunderbolts as divine weapons can be found in most mythologies. The most familiar thunderbolt weapon in the West was that of Zeus or Jupiter. His thunderbolts, manufactured by the cyclopic children of Gaia, were used to strike down impious criminals and divine opponents.

* In Hindu mythology, the god Indra is known as the god of lightning. His main weapon is the thunderbolt (Vajra).
* In Hittite and Hurrian mythology, a triple thunderbolt was one symbol of Teshub.
* In Greek mythology, the thunderbolt is a weapon given to Zeus by the Cyclops.
* In Roman mythology, the thunderbolt is a weapon given to Jupiter by the Cyclops.
* In Maya mythology, Huracan is sometimes represented as three lightning bolts.
* In Norse mythology, Odin's spear Gungnir is an embodiment of lightning. In addition, his son, Thor is specifically the god of thunder and lightning, wielding Mjolnir.
* In Native American mythology, the Ani Hyuntikwalaski ("thunder beings") cause lightning fire in a hollow sycamore tree.

The thunderbolt continues into the modern world as a prominent symbol; it has entered modern heraldry and military iconography, typically depicted as winged and emitting flames.

In medieval Europe, fossil belemnites were said to be petrified thunderbolts.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hi Haraprasan,
A splendis shot of thunders and useful note my freind. TFS.


Hi Haraprasan,

Very impressive view.



Well Tesla.....was a man who loved this natural phenomenon! Nicola was it..I forget his first name but something as such...He designed so many plans around electricity. If he were alive today we would not be in the trouble we are with energy. His genius disappeared when he died..and all the left works are guesswork..but I have played with it by helping build a Tesla Coil and other deices..electricity is such an important part of nature and perhaps it's most unpredictable both in location...and in results!

Hello HP,
Good technique with the long exposure.
The four seconds has helped to pull in the full breadth of lighting stretching across the sky..
Nice "flash" work ;}

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-22 5:23]

Hello HP, I tried recently during the rainy season but no success. How you do it? Earlier post of yours is also just amazing. You have this habit of doing perfect things. Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-22 12:56]

Hello Haraprasan,
very fine capture of this lightning bolt! It must have taken great patience to capture it!
Fantastic exposure to capture this forked lightning perfectly.



Hello Prasan,
Great timing to have this awesome thunderbolt well cptured and many thanks for the useful and informative notes that we learn a lot from it!
many thanks for the sharing

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-24 19:13]

Hello Haraprasan

A super capture of this large lightning bolt.
The timing is very good.The 4 second exposure is well done,I must try this ,this summer.
Nicely composed,it has an artistic appearance.

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