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Old 17 May 2013, 16:09   #1
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Lightning bolt v Ship

Its been a bit lively in Milford today
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Old 17 May 2013, 18:11   #2
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Wow, nice pic! Was it a fluke?
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Old 17 May 2013, 19:22   #3
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Can it happen to a RIB........Open boats and lightning.
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Wow, nice pic! Was it a fluke?
Not sure tbh Nos, I think It's a snap shot filming off one of the tugs, A friend posted the pic this afternoon, It was a violent electric storm that shook the foundations at my place, I took a few pics myself, well I left my camera filming an area, and nipped out, just gotta watch the result and take snips from it.

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Can it happen to a RIB........Open boats and lightning.
Yes I did read your thread Steve, I think the conclusion was hit WOT and hope for the best
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Old 17 May 2013, 20:39   #5
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Snap shot or not, it's a hell of a pic!
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Aye cool .... But not cool if you know what I mean
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Snap shot or not, it's a hell of a pic!
+1 Sure is a rare one to capture
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Yep sure is rare to capture, but not unusual for the jetties to get hit, must be well earthed I guess/hope. A section of that jetty pictured was hit back in 94 which resulted an explosion that took some windows out up to 5 miles away. I was 10 mile up river at the time on the plane with a 14'er 40hp, I thought I'd hit a large submerged somthing or other, so pulled the throttle back tilted the ob expecting severe damage, but there was no damage and can only put down to shock wave. the CG issued security river closed shortly after.

Here's what I managed to capture other day.
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Wow!

brilliant. you must have bin snapping for hours
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brilliant. you must have bin snapping for hours
Nah not really Matt, I just left the camera filming, but it took me hours to edit, I only had about 45min footage to watch, and marked the time of each strike, which varied between 30sec upto 5min intervals, I didn't catch every strike but I think I caught about 5 different types of Lighning, including Sheet, Fork and Bolt, there seemed to be alot going on above the clouds. Infact I slowed many of the 1sec clips by -10 to define the strikes. Its amazing how much detail can be found if you can pause footage in just the right spot, and these Gopro's a good for the job.
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