Posts Tagged ‘lightning’

Astronaut Reid Wiseman Offers an Incredible Look at What Lighting Storms Look Like From Space

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NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman has been on the International Space Station since May 2014. Since arriving on the ISS, Wiseman has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter and Vine by posting jaw-dropping photos and videos of his views during the mission.

Yesterday he posted a simple six-second video that’s blowing minds around the web. It shows what a lightning storm here on Earth looks like when viewed from high above our planet.
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Perfectly Timed Lightning Strike Makes for an Epic, Electrifying Engagement Photo

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First things first: the photo above isn’t a composite. In fact, as Elizabeth van der Bij of ENV Photography jokingly explained in the comments on her Facebook page, her Photoshop skills “suck”, so she couldn’t have faked it even if she had wanted to.

No, the Alberta-based photographer and the couple, Kassandra & Craig, simply stuck it out and kept taking pictures as the storm approached until, as luck would have it, the Universe delivered in a big way. Read more…

Want to Make a Family Portrait More Exciting? Just Add a Lightning Strike to the Background!

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Now there’s a family portrait you don’t see every day. Photographer Kelly DeLay captured the photo above showing himself and his family standing in front of a gigantic supercell at sunset with a large lightning strike illuminating the horizon.
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Timelapse Captures Triple Lightning Strike on Three of Chicago’s Tallest Buildings

Some contend that there are no fireworks shows that can best mother nature’s display during an intense thunderstorm, and the video above by Chicago-based videographer Craig Shimala goes a long way in confirming their belief. Read more…

Transferring Photos from iOS Devices to Computers Made Easy with iStick

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In an attempt to simplify the workflow of transferring information between your iOS device and computer, the company HYPER has created something called the iStick.

With a lightning connector on one end and a standard male USB connector on the other, the iStick acts as an easy-to-use thumb-drive that transfers photos seamlessly between your iOS device and a computer. Read more…

Epic Photos of the 2010 Volcanic Eruptions in Iceland

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Back in 2010, a series of volcanic eruptions in Iceland captured the world’s attention. Although they were relatively small in scale, the ash that was spewed into the air disrupted air travel across Europe for a number of days. Photographer Sigurdur Stefnisson witnessed the eruptions first hand, and was able to capture a series of jaw-dropping photographs showing the power and scale of the ash clouds, lightning, and lava.
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NASA Releases Beautiful Photographs of Lightning Taken from the ISS

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If it ever was a secret, it sure isn’t anymore: we LOVE photos from space. And judging by the response we typically get to sharing them, so do you, which is why we were so excited when we stumbled across these magnificent images of lightning NASA released just a couple of days ago. Read more…

Perfect Timing: Photog Captures Lightning Striking the Tallest Building on Earth

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Michael Shainblum captured this perfectly timed (call it luck if you want, but luck favors the prepared, so we’re going with perfectly timed) shot of lightning striking the Burj Khalifa during a storm on Wednesday of last week. Read more…

Incredible Photos of Spectacular Volcanic Eruption in Chile, Lighting Storm Included

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These images by Chilean photographer Francisco Negroni of the Cordón Caulle volcano erupting are so jaw-dropping and mind-blowing that we’re finding it hard to come up with appropriate adjectives. Billowing clouds of ash are joined by spiderwebs of Volcanic lightning to create a light show that truly drives home Mother Nature’s terrifying splendor. Read more…

Security Camera Captures What It’s Like to Almost Get Hit by Lightning

We’ve featured some amazing instances of lightning strikes being caught on camera in the past, but none quite like this. The video above is security camera footage that shows what it’s like to have a bolt of lightning strike the ground just a hop, skip, and a jump away.
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