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  • 1st Aug, 2006 at 9:46 PM
Lightning bolt
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

Whew!

It's a lot cooler now.


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molybdenum42
2nd Aug, 2006 01:58 (UTC)
We are still feeling the oppressive heat here in Ontario, it is currently 10pm, 29C with a humidity of 79% making it feel like 42C. Hopefully the storm will get here sooner rather than later...
sfllaw
2nd Aug, 2006 01:59 (UTC)
I hope so too. It's a lot nicer outside now, if you ignore being completely drenched in rain.
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sfllaw
2nd Aug, 2006 02:50 (UTC)
Thank you!
echristo
2nd Aug, 2006 02:05 (UTC)
nice shot.
sfllaw
2nd Aug, 2006 02:50 (UTC)
Thanks.
sailorfrag
2nd Aug, 2006 02:47 (UTC)
Yeah, I think you stole Ontario's thunderstorm. It's 10:45 and the humidex is still 41.6° (it peaked in Waterloo at around 46 today).

Need... rain...
sailorfrag
2nd Aug, 2006 02:47 (UTC)
P.S. That picture rocks.
sfllaw
2nd Aug, 2006 02:50 (UTC)
P.P.S. Merci!
sfllaw
2nd Aug, 2006 02:49 (UTC)
We didn't. This one came from the north-west. You'll get yours tomorrow, I think.
letoams
2nd Aug, 2006 03:54 (UTC)
nice shot
reminds me of the one Hugh Daniel shot in Oakville in 2004
sfllaw
2nd Aug, 2006 03:59 (UTC)
Re: nice shot
Hugh's is arguably better than mine.
da_lj
2nd Aug, 2006 13:22 (UTC)
Re: nice shot
Hm... I like the composition and colours in sfllaw's better.

Nice catch!
sfllaw
2nd Aug, 2006 17:54 (UTC)
Re: nice shot
Thanks. It's all about luck. There's no way you can time these things.
grimmwire
2nd Aug, 2006 04:10 (UTC)
Yours is rather flashier than mine.
sfllaw
2nd Aug, 2006 04:14 (UTC)
It all comes down to blind luck.
thewronghands
2nd Aug, 2006 06:22 (UTC)
That's an excellent shot. I miss real lightning storms; we don't get them often where I live.
sfllaw
2nd Aug, 2006 06:26 (UTC)
That's too bad. We get at least one big storm every summer.
overshield
2nd Aug, 2006 08:16 (UTC)
Unrelated Comment
Sorry for the unrelated comment but I just didn't feel like scrolling back through your blog to find a post that this would fit under. Anyway, I just watched your Ubuntu/OSS presentation for the Computer Science Club of the University of Waterloo and I was blown away. In particular, your question and answer session at the end really answered some questions for me, as a computer scientist going into OSS as a profession, that have gone unanswered for a long time. Your description of scarcity in respect to making a living off of OSS was brilliant.

Here is the presentation in case you forgot what you said:
http://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/media/Software%20development%20gets%20on%20the%20Cluetrain.html

-Luke
http://www.openradix.org/
Purdue Linux Users Group
sfllaw
2nd Aug, 2006 18:06 (UTC)
Re: Unrelated Comment
Thanks. It's a good argument.

Creating an artificial scarcity to benefit yourself is like blowing out other people's candles to make yours shine brighter. It's childish and rather intolerable. Whereas real scarcity is actually something you have to work at to solve, and so you deserve to be rewarded for your efforts.
akashayi
2nd Aug, 2006 16:21 (UTC)
Holy crap, a close-up of a lightning bolt. What an awesome shot!
sfllaw
2nd Aug, 2006 17:53 (UTC)
Gee, thanks.
akashayi
2nd Aug, 2006 19:23 (UTC)
It's like the bike shot you took... I think you're going to get zapped. o_o

Fried Simon isn't exactly a pleasant thought.
sfllaw
2nd Aug, 2006 19:50 (UTC)
Sacrifices must be made for art! :)
omnifarious
3rd Aug, 2006 20:58 (UTC)

Even seeing the several photos people have linked to, it still impresses me that you can capture a lightning bolt.

The shot I'm proudest of so far is this one where I manage to capture klicrai (who is a reasonably accomplished martial artist) dancing with glowsticks in a several second exposure shot.

sfllaw
3rd Aug, 2006 21:03 (UTC)
It's simple to do. It's just not easy.

Your camera has to be set to a reasonably long exposure, and then you pray that lightning strikes while the shutter is open.
stolen_tea
6th Aug, 2006 06:50 (UTC)
That's a great picture...
sfllaw
6th Aug, 2006 06:55 (UTC)
Thank you!
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