Stories tagged high-speed

Feb
23
2009

Lightning better than this: This is how we usually see lightning photographed. Click on the story links to see the copyrighted images of high-speed lightning photography.
Lightning better than this: This is how we usually see lightning photographed. Click on the story links to see the copyrighted images of high-speed lightning photography.Courtesy andrewomerknapp
Have you ever tried to photograph lightning? I have and the results are usually disappointing. But with some new high speed video technology, researchers are able to slow down what's going on with lightning when it strikes. It all looks really cool.

ZT Research in South Dakota is one of the leaders in this effort. Here's a link to its website with some great video and still photos of lightning captured at high speeds and slowed down. USA Today also features a story today about high-speed filming of lightning strikes.