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Brilliant and Vivid Bolts of Lightning by Kenneth Keifer

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Lightning illuminates the night sky with a purple glow in this highly-detailed photograph of the a Midwestern Electrical Storm.

ISO 100, 34 seconds, F11, 18mm. Thankfully the bolts (3 or 4 strikes) appeared in different areas of the composition without “stepping” on top of each other during the exposure. The one at the top right was getting a little to close for comfort!

Kenneth Keifer is a photographer and media producer living in Mooresville, Indiana. He will photograph just about anything beautiful or interesting but dramatic landscapes, national parks, lighthouses, floral, and wildlife are some of his favorite subjects. You can learn more about Ken here or here

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  • gotbamboo
    gotbambooover 3 years ago

    Hey this is almost a Prince song…..cool

  • It is very purple indeed! LOL

    – Kenneth Keifer

  • BlaizerB
    BlaizerBover 3 years ago

    electric! what a capture. how many seconds on this one? cheers

  • Thanks! This one was at 34 seconds, F11, ISO 100, 18MM. The great thing with this one was that the bolts happened in spots where another bolt had not occurred . I think, if memory serves me correct, there were two or maybe three separate strikes over that period. The minor ones occurred first and so I left the shutter opened to see if some others might happen. I’m really thankful they positioned themselves as they did as, obviously, we have no control and it so hit and miss. Appreciate your kind words!

    – Kenneth Keifer

    – Kenneth Keifer

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Nice work mate.

  • Neutro
    Neutroover 3 years ago

    Excellent! like a ball created by lightning!!!

  • Thanks, Neutro!

    – Kenneth Keifer

  • JoeDavisPhoto
    JoeDavisPhotoover 2 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Thanks, Joe! Hope I get to see (and survive : ) ) another fantastic evening like that sometime.

    – Kenneth Keifer

  • Albert
    Albertabout 2 years ago

    Very nicely done!!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Kenneth Keifer

  • Thank you very much!

    – Kenneth Keifer

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