Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Anatomy of a Lightning Strike

Here are 12 sequential video frames captured from less than half a second of film I took earlier this evening.

The images above are of the leading edge of the tornado below, which hit the Hickory Ridge Mall. I took this image probably less than a minute before the tornado hit the mall.

More here.


Morgwyn said...

No wonder people thing god lives in the sky.

Kelvin Oliver said...

These are amazing pictures. I finally got to see what hit the mall. I'm just glad that it was not as terrible as I thought it would be. Memphis weather is weird. You have taken some good pictures though you may have put yourself a bit at a risk of safety during this terrible weather. Enjoy your day.