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Salamointia - 7.7.2011 at 14.00 - 7.7.2011 at 16.00 Lempäälä Observation number 47

Visibility III / V

Emma Bruus, Tampereen Ursa

I left the chase with the kid, the camera, and a package of dominoes: from the south, there seemed to be a flash of clouds coming.

We drove in a sunny summer weather against a cloud along the highway and the youth asked nervously ‘where here _who_ thunder?’. When we got up from the motorbike at Lempäälä, the answer was already obvious: 'There is thunder'. We loaded the cameras to the side of the road and started watching the approaching cloud. The CHDK camera was on duty independently from the sky for lightning.

The leading edge of the approaching cloud was an interesting rag and had a slight dullness in addition to lightning. When the rain arrived we jumped in the car and tried to drive in front of the cloud and towards Tampere. When we reached the observation tower of Pyynik, the best action was already quality and we saw only a few individual lightning bolts.

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Camera: Canon EOS 5DII, lens: EF24-105mm f / 4L IS USM, tripod. Camera: Canon PowerShot a650 (+ CHDK), tripod.

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