Originally Posted by roland stockham
Interesting to note the absence of any strike path. No sign of the descending strike or anything flowing down the rigging
into the water
. No shutter speed is fast enough to 'freeze' lightening so not that. Possibly what we are seeing is the top of the mast burning? Everyone thinks of electronic but would you want to press hard to wind
on that mast now?
I believe that when you see the photos showing the descending strike of the lightning
bolt, it's actually a slower exposure, not a faster shutter speed. Those photographs, usually from cameras set up on a tripod, use slow enough shutter speeds to capture the longer exposure necessary to capture the bolt. (I'm not an expert on this, but I was told this from a photography