Distorted sun and lightning bolts
After a day of almost unbearable humidity and sweltering heat I was treated to quite a eventful evening.While cooling myself off in my apartment with the AC on high.I noticed a redish glow coming through the edge of the blinds.Upon opening the blinds I was amazed at the color of the sun.A very pink color that was dimmed by the hazy skies.I had to actually crawl through the window of my apartment and out onto the roof to get the sun images which was quite a feat in it’s self.After capturing the images and returning to the cool comforts of my home, a lightning storm hit 15 minutes later.The storm lasted for about 20 minutes and with luck on my side,no rain was involved making it possible to take the images without worry of getting the camera wet.
Below are some of the images that I took from last night using my Pentax ist DS DSLR.
The first 2 images are of a distorted sun.The images were cropped and resized only using Photoshop Elements.
20 seconds later…..
A bolt of lightning can travel at a speed of 45 km/s (kilometres per second) (100,000 mph, 160,000 km/h).  It can reach temperatures approaching 28,000 °C (50,000 °F), hot enough to fuse soil or sand into glass!!!!.
A double strike……..