Photography

The Beauty of Lightning Photography: A Bolt From The Blue

May 21st, 2010

Scientifically speaking, lightning is an abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light. But for photographers it is a beautiful creation from Mother Nature. Lightning occurs during a storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or dust storms. Mother Nature pigments an galvanic blue sky with a steep contrast of lightning.

Lightning is a mystifying and breathtaking sight to observeiew. For taking a perfect shot, you must focus on Shutter Speed, Second Aperture and Focal Length. Today we have come up with some dazzling examples of lightning.

Stunning Examples of Lightning Photography

Big storm 2

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Swan Song Arizona

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The Blitz

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Lightning From Cloud

lightning from cloud

Picacho Illumination Arizona

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twas a dark and stormy night

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Thunderbolt over the sea

thunderbolt-over-the-sea

Beyond Organ Pipe Arizona

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Million Volt Curtain Arizona

severe_thunderstorm

Lightning Sunset

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Don Naumann’s Lightning Photography

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Lightning

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Night Thunderstorm

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Lightning

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Lightning in the Baltic Sea

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Lightning Strikes Cheney

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3 lightning

lightning29

Thunderstorm

Thunderstormzzzz

The Anger of Zeus

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Lightning Blue

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Nature’s Omnipotent Power

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Source

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Lightning

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Lightning Over Miramare Di Rimini Italy

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Anger

anger

Lightning chilth

chilth

Lightning

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A33 Storm

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Lightning Cross, Arizona

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Thunderstorm over Florence

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lake ontario

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Lightnings

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Lightning Original

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Lightning Sky, Nebraska, 1996

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Przemyslaw Wielicki

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Apocalypse

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Eruption lightning at Krakatau

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Jordan Walker
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6 years 4 months ago

If only we could learn to harness and store that energy.

Jamie
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Jamie
6 years 4 months ago

Excellent idea. But how would you generate it? Can you store it? Ah – enough worry about the details! Lets get going on that Flux Capacitor working model………

rod rodriguez
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6 years 4 months ago

that’s a lot of natural power right there, great shots, awesome compilation, thanks for this article…

Gaurav
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Gaurav
6 years 4 months ago

Awesome collection!!!
hats off to the photographers who takes so much pain in finding out best shots for us.

esranull
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6 years 4 months ago

wooow it is very natural and nice photo thanks a lot

Scott Corgan
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6 years 4 months ago

They look so good that I almost feel like it’s dangerous to be on the computer just looking at them. Where’s the thunder?!

:)

DC
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DC
6 years 4 months ago

These are “Shocking!” ;D

Jack Lucky
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6 years 4 months ago

Superb! What type of camera did they use to capture “Lightning”?

Jamie
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Jamie
6 years 4 months ago

Striking!! (had to add an obvious pun)

Jamie
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Jamie
6 years 4 months ago

@Jordan Walker: excellent concept – any ideas?? I am thinking Flux Capacitor……………..?

element321
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6 years 4 months ago

I love lighting photography. These pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Nikesh
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6 years 4 months ago

Truly awesome collection…

Nicolas
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6 years 4 months ago

Gorgeous!

Hamad
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6 years 4 months ago

Electrifying!!!

Naeem
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6 years 4 months ago

Nice shots!

Nousheen Aquil
Noupe Team
6 years 4 months ago

Nice collection, my vote is for “Thunderstorm”

Ray
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Ray
6 years 4 months ago

He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven
and sends it to the ends of the earth.

Job 37:3

Kaffebønner
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6 years 4 months ago

Wauuuu – amazing :-)
The first picture is my favorite!

baca
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6 years 4 months ago

amazing pictures :) really

Andris
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6 years 4 months ago

Last year I was able to take some pictures of lightnings, too. But the ones you listed here are way better. Nevertheless here are mine: http://andrislinz.ch/lightnings-over-langendorf

Kennith Kalb
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6 years 4 months ago

Your information here is amazing and wicked. So happy to be a daily reader!

wildling2
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wildling2
6 years 4 months ago

awesome shots! love every one of them! Wish I could do the same.

samer
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samer
6 years 4 months ago

nice. but not real.

Tony Compola
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Tony Compola
6 years 4 months ago

Man at times is able to believe he is bigger than we really are due to the accomplishments he makes. We need to see something so awesome to bring us down to earth and realize how small we really are;and how helpless we can be compared to Mother Nature and Almighty God.Gazing at these pictures certainly solves the problem of thinking I”m bigger than I really am.Powerful and awesome;no doubt.

Lore Bourquin
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5 years 10 months ago

Read this comment carefully – it’s not on topic it’s just a little something to give you a smile and say thanks for your hard work on this blog!

A weekend wasted isn’t a wasted weekend. :)

Cherry Borns
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5 years 5 months ago

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George Bailey
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4 years 7 days ago

Really lovely masterpieces. These photographers deserve a word of appreciation. I really love these lightning photography images.

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