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Monsoon Magnificence (lightning thunderstorm clouds rain ). Photo by weatherphotographs
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Monsoon Magnificence

Uploaded by: weatherphotographs

Friday September 6, 2013

Boulevard, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: The torturous path to ground. Another onslaught of severe thunderstorms in San Diego County today. Love it!

Photometric Interpretation: RGB


Model: NIKON D800E

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 240.00

y-Resolution: 240.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Macintosh

Exposure Time: 1/4 sec.

FNumber: f/8.0

Exposure Program: Shutter priority

ISO Speed Ratings: 50

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: 2.00 EV (APEX: 2, 1/4 sec.)

Aperture: 6.00 EV (f/8.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 4.00 EV (f/4.0)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 40.0 mm

SubSecTimeOriginal: 60

SubSecTimeDigitized: 60

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 4642

PixelYDimension: 3302

Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 40

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Gain Control: Normal

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Hard

Subject Distance Range: Unknown

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4. RedBridge
7:10 PM GMT on September 07, 2013
Ha ha! Great etch-a-sketch lightning! Don't shake it, now!
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3. Crucescruiser
6:30 PM GMT on September 07, 2013
Excellent shot! Here in NM, I see a lot of cloud to cloud lightning, usually over the mountains and usually rather in a straight horizontal path.
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2. weatherphotographs
4:08 AM GMT on September 07, 2013
The lightning is seeking a connection to the ground. I never see lightning take a straight path. It steps outward, piece by piece, in different directions, looking for the opposite charge.
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1. Kennebunker
1:21 AM GMT on September 07, 2013
Amazing to see - and I would love to understand what causes that path to zig and zag so much....isn't the path of least resisitence a straight path?
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