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Zeus is slightly amused . . .
by Ohan Smit, on Flickr

This particular capture forms part of my lightning series from our February 2018 Cape Storm.

This is somewhat bigger than all of the previous bolts I have managed to capture.

Simonsberg at a height of 1399 meters looks like a little dinky toy compared against this little strike.

I would guess the top of this strike at least 2500 meters above Simonsberg, sparking of its trusty companion the Super Cell that made her appearance on the 13th.

I wonder if this year would bring some more "day zero" breakers. . .

Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm at 52mm an aperture of f/9.0 a 30 second exposure shot at ISO 200.
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Twice as nice
by Ohan Smit, on Flickr

It was about 7pm, I was having a conversation with a friend on his way out, when wifey pops by and says. . ."That was the second one . . ." , referring to the subtle yet noticeable rumble in the ground.

I then bolt upwards proclaiming "Right, play time" . . .

So being classically late to the lightning party, I caught this beauty early in the evening passing over the Uitzicht and Durbanville surrounds.

This sparkle session was severely selective in where it struck, making it rather challenging opponent in the "you can't catch me" game.

Well who doesn't like a challenge?

One positive thing about the changing weather is that it seems that Cape Town is turning into lightning country. . .

I must just not forget my umbrella, again. . .

Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm at 66mm an aperture of f/10 a 30 second exposure shot at ISO 200.