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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast

Saw some lightning towards the west and south west kent and kept on trying to take a photo having no luck at all however i didn't give up. As the storm got closer i got this shot

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I decided to go out in the fields ( madness ) with hardly any light pollution , lightning was getting closer and closer. There was a bright flash that was SO strong it blinded me and my dad , i had to close my eyes and couldn't see for a few secs. Right after that an almighty bang and all the power went out , it was right above us.

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Next stop was towards the coast but the rain just got too intense and decided to head back home. On the way back more lightning and a quick stop on the roadside was needed.. The lightning was very intense again.

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Visited Herne Bay , Herne , Birchington

The radar images at the time

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Sat pic

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
Very nice shots Neil :)

You were very lucky that those weren't your last ever photos :)

Brian

Very lucky , i think if i the lightning was c-g rather than above us we'd probably be dead....... But was it worth it? YES! :):shok:

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  • Location: Folkestone, Kent
  • Location: Folkestone, Kent

Impressive stuff Neil

We drove down to Minnis Bay earlier about 22:30 and there were a couple of cars down there - at least I presume they were storm watching and not dogging! :shok: Does provide a nice dark landscape along our coast so its ideal for storm photography - providing of course that its night time + theres a storm hehe

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
Posted
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast

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So close , show's that lightning doesn't always strike in the same place :shok:

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
Fantastic lightning shots Neil. Certainly was a stormy night yesterday!

Certainly was , haven't been blinded like that in a storm before..

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast

My photo was on TV!!!!!! South East Today , Weather

YES wooohoo!

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
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  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport
  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport

Well done Neil

excellent shots, and glad you made it through

nigel

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
Your photo looked great on the telly :doh::doh:

You saw on the tv? , cool

Well done Neil

excellent shots, and glad you made it through

nigel

Thanks :) , it was strange seeing the two news presenters talking in front of my image today... WILD WEATHER

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast

Thankyou :doh:

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
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