Riders on the Storm

The bugle was busy cowering on his sofa, whilst this brave soul took these spectacular photos of the lightning on Wednesday evening.

Lightning on Blackheath Common during a thunderstorm.  Taken by flickr user TG&BB

Lightning on Blackheath Common during a thunderstorm.  Taken by flickr user TG&BB

Lightning on Blackheath Common during a thunderstorm.  Taken by flickr user TG&BB

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9 responses to “Riders on the Storm

  1. In the first shot that main strike looks like it’s hit the Tea Hut. I didn’t go over to check but I hope it’s still there and hasn’t been reduced to kindling.

  2. I might pop up later and double-check!

  3. Absolutely! Not by me though! I always wonder whether you have to sit out in the rain hoping not to get struck, or whether it’s just luck that you happen to be riding past – it must need a tripod and a certain amount of preparation first though?

  4. If you squint, you might see me walking to the pub beneath that!

  5. great photographs! Very atmospheric.

  6. I just went and had a look – the tea hut is still present and correct (or present and violating planning regulations, depending upon who you talk to…)

  7. TG&BB

    Glad you like the shots :D

    It was a bit scary out there with a tripod on the Heath but I kept close to a lamp post in the hope that it would get hit instead of me, not sure if that’s good science though. Luckily no rain, despite a good supply of carrier bags in readiness.

    Very glad to hear that the tea hut hasn’t become a melee of burgers, wood splinters and motorists.

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