Aug 02 2006

Lightning Storm

Last night’s lightning storm was the most spectacular I’ve ever seen. For more than an hour there was barely a two-second gap between lightning flashes. Unbelieveable!

When the storm started, Martine and I were on our way home from dinner at a sushi restaurant. I pulled the car into a parking lot with a wide-open view to watch the show (this was before the rain started). We both got out our phones and attempted – successfully – to capture a lightning flash with the phones’ cameras.

You can see the results below. Martine’s is on top and mine is below. Aside from the fact that we both managed to capture the same bolt of lightning on these crude cameras, this serves as yet another indication of just how bad the camera in my Motorola v710 is (she uses an LG 6190).

Martine's camera

My camera

The storm, however, got its revenge. The power went out around 9:00 and as of this morning it is still off. Hydro Quebec says it might not be back until Thursday night!

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7 comments so far

7 Comments on “Lightning Storm”

  1. JonasParkeron 02 Aug 2006 at 3:51 pm

    Holy hell that is a hell of a camera. I got caught in the deluge last night and welcomed it. I think I`ll write about it.

  2. Patriciaon 02 Aug 2006 at 6:39 pm

    You can see my photos that I took last night here from my balcony in downtown Montreal: http://www.mcmullenweb.com/gallery/Montreal-Storm-1-Aug-06
    Used my Canon S2 and despite the intensity of the storm still had to take about 40 photos to come up with these ;-)

  3. blorkon 03 Aug 2006 at 12:22 am

    Wow, Patricia, those are awesome photos. I particularly like the first one, where the layer of cloud is like the underside of a big ol\’ dusty carpet.

  4. benpon 03 Aug 2006 at 8:54 pm

    I tired with a 3.1 mp to take some pics. It didn’t work, maybe I should get a new one !

  5. Alexandreon 04 Aug 2006 at 2:50 am

    It was pretty impressive. Speaking of storm and technologies, on my way back from the Yulblog meeting, my Clié got wet and is now DOA.
    Ah, well…

  6. blorkon 04 Aug 2006 at 1:03 pm

    Oh crap, that’s too bad. That was a fine looking Clié. I had my eye on that model when I went PDA shopping a while back. Ended up with the Palm Zire 72s.

  7. Jack Ruttanon 04 Aug 2006 at 8:13 pm

    The top one reminds me of the Lord of the Rings movie, when the bad guys were being ominous and electrical.