Lightning is beautiful but dangerous; it is one of the greatest forces of nature that keep us spell bounded. It is a mystifying and breathtaking sight to observer but difficult and tenuous to photograph. To capture lightning within a photographer however is not a piece of cake for everyone. Photography needs not only sharpen their skills but be extremely patient and focused to capture that right moment. In below gallery, we prepare 15 Stunning Lightning Photographs for your inspiration and aspiration.
Lichtenberg figures (wiki) are branching electric discharges that sometimes appear on the surface or the interior of insulating materials. They are named after the German physicist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, who originally discovered and studied them. When they were first discovered, it was thought that their characteristic shapes might help to reveal the nature of positive and negative electric “fluids”.
Two-dimensional (2D) Lichtenberg figures can be produced by placing a sharp-pointed needle perpendicular to the surface of a non-conducting plate, such as of resin, ebonite, or glass. This creates a sudden, small electrical discharge to the surface of the plate.
An Australian man who describes himself as “a 50-something year old first year uni physics dropout” has an unusual hobby – he makes lightning in his shed.