"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down but the staying down."
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time.
Inspired by recent summer thunderstorms, I went to Flickr to look up some of its most striking lightning photos (like my reverse pun? ;). Here are my favorites, condensed from 15 pages of pictures. I specifically chose photos that were not too manipulated; some shots were incredible but consisted of multiple lightning strikes condensed from various layers into one image, which, though incredibly-impressive, didn't truly represent the storm. (At least most photographers seem very honest about their methods of capture and editing and thus mentioned when photos were altered, so this wasn't difficult.)
Clicking on a photo will take you to the original source on Flickr; each photographer is credited (by their Flickr name), and locations, if known, are given.
Onward into the storm!
Florida west coast, by Duane Schoon
Cloud-to-ground lightning over Waratah Bay. (South East Victoria, Australia), by Diamond Hoo Ha Man
Lightning in Perhentian Island, Terengganu, Malaysia, by Fadzly @ Shutterhack.
Lightning on the Columbia River, by phatman. "In the middle of the night we had a lightning storm, so I decided the smart thing to do was to go take pictures of it. Little did I know the lightning was less than a mile away; the strike you see here was certainly hitting the water. The sound of thunder followed almost immediately."
Lightning crossing the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Looking down the St. Croix River towards the I-94 bridge from Hudson, WI. Image by ottergoose.
Lightning striking near the Hampton Roads Tunnel by shoebappa
Lightning Striking Pinnacle Peak Mountain, Arizona. North Scottsdale. Maricopa County. High sonoran desert, by striking_photography
Navajo Indian Rock house with lightning striking behind, also by striking_photography
by DDFic (Dayton, Ohio?)
Lightning photographed in central Oklahoma in May 2001 driving back from a day of storm chasing in the Texas Panhandle, by michaeljames ("you can see that the stroke easily overexposed the film in places." <-- a="" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulcory/3674359686/" neat="" shot.="" still="" title="Lightning and Pier HDR2 by Paul Cory, on Flickr">-->
Lightning strikes off the Surfside Beach Pier in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, by Paul Cory
Lightning strike in field in Wyoming, by cultr.sun
Lightning in Thailand, by Petri Lopia
cavemanz (Larry Zimmer) (location unknown)
A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
"Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity." ~Joseph Addison
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
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