Lightning Photo Gallery

Although lightning is a common phenomena in the Netherlands it is not easy to capture. It all starts with being at the right time at the right place. I preferably take my shots from my car which is a very safe spot. Hail, pouring rain, and high winds will make things even more difficult. Then you must be lucky to end up with any lightning in your picture at all. This gallery only presents lightning pictures that nature composed well.



Lightning 31 augustus 2008

Although only isolated thunderstorms were predicted I know 2008 is a thunderous summer. Unfortunately just a single shot came out right.

picture of lighning over the Oostvoornse Meer (Lake Oostvoorne)



Thunderstorm of 22-23 August 2008

This summer is really exceptional. Again, and totaly unexpected on 22 August 2008 I noticed some lightning . After checking some weather websites I decided to go for it. Only a mile from home I saw a supercel size thundercloud hanging over my home town. So I took this shot of the cloud with a local church in foreground. Although the thundercloud was lit by only lightning inside a Dutch national weater news used it in their tv show. (in Dutch) RTL News Weather of 24 August 2008.

Picture of thundercloud over Spijkenisse, Netherlands, with local church in foreground



Thunderstorm of 27-28 July 2008

What a thunderous summer of 2008. The night of 27 of July 2008 I was as lucky as a lightning photographer can be. For this shoot I went to the Spuidijk in Spijkenisse, near the ferry Hekelingen Nieuw Beijerland. The sharp cloud front, the absence of rain en wind, and a an incredible amount of CG lightning strikes resulted in a lot of keepers. Some of these you find below.

Picture of lightning strike in The Netherlands, near Spui canal and ferry between Hekelingen and Nieuw-Beijerland

Picture of lightning strike in The Netherlands, near Spui canal and ferry between Hekelingen and Nieuw-Beijerland

Picture of lightning strike in The Netherlands, near Spui canal and ferry between Hekelingen and Nieuw-Beijerland

Picture of lightning strike in The Netherlands, near Spui canal and ferry between Hekelingen and Nieuw-Beijerland



Onweer 2-3 juni 2008

Finally, on June 2 2008 a storm worth photographing appeared. But the result was disappointing ; only 1 keeper of a discharge over the Caland Canal (Rotterdam harbour) near Rozenburg, Netherlands. Interesting enough the photo was used on TV in the weather news , and is used on one of Holland's most popular web site : www.buienradar.nl
See also these links :

RTL News Weather
NOS Weather web site
TV Rijnmond News (let op : 6 MB mpg file)


Picture of lightning strike Rotterdam Port Caland Canal, Netherlands near Vopak Storage area On July 2 2008 lightning strikes the Vopak storage area with Caland Canal near Rozenburg in foreground. Also the wind barriers (left) are visible.
 

Lightning strikes Barendrecht
Near golfclub Portugaal, Netherlands


 

Lightning strikes near Maeslant Barrier
Rozenburgse Landtong, Rotterdam Poort, Netherlands


 

Lightning strikes Europoort industrial area
Rotterdam Poort, Netherlands



Lightning near Hoogvliet
Industrial area Gadering Hoogvliet, Netherlands


 

Lightning strikes near Europoort industrial area
Rozenburgse Landtong, Rotterdam, Netherlands


 

Lightning near Rozenburgse Landtong
Rozenburgse Landtong, Rotterdam, Netherlands



Lightning strikes near Europoort industrial area
Rozenburgse Landtong, Rotterdam, Netherlands


 

Lightning strikes near Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands



 

Lightning near Rockanje, Netherlands




Lightning strikes near Barendrecht
Near golfclub Portugaal, Netherlands


 

Intracloud lightning near Rockanje
near Rockanje, Netherlands


 

Intracloud lightning
near Caland canal, Rotterdam, Netherlands


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