Lightning Passing Overhead

The clip below shows several lightning strikes during one of the rare evening thunderstorms here. This turned out to be one of the few storms in the UK that evening though lightning charts showed strong activity over Europe.
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As the storm passed overhead, and before the rain started, I took a number of long exposures in the hope of catching a strike. This cloud to cloud strike shows similar fine detail at all scales showing lightning really is fractal.

A few shots taken as the storm approached, before retiring to the safety of the house.

Canon EOS 5D   4th June 2011
Wiltshire, England

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