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CAPTION lightning striking the Statue of Liberty (photographer waited 40 years for shot)
BBC ^ | 10/13/10

Posted on 10/13/2010 9:25:43 PM PDT by Libloather

This is the moment a lightning bolt appears to strike the Statue of Liberty in New York. New York photographer Jay Fine had spent the night braving the storm in Battery Park City, Manhattan, in a bid to get the perfect picture. Jay spent nearly two hours poised with his camera and took more than 80 shots before striking lucky with this particular bolt of lightning at 8.45pm on 22 September. He said he had been waiting 40 years to get the picture.

To capture the shots Jay used a Nikon D300s with 60mm f/2.8 lens on the following settings: Aperture: F/10, Shutterspeed: 5 seconds, ISO: 200. Share this page

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: caption; liberty; lightning; statue; statueofliberty
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1 posted on 10/13/2010 9:25:48 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Really? Forty years? Ho couldn’t have just PhotoShopped this?


2 posted on 10/13/2010 9:30:45 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: Libloather

Maybe it’s just these old eyes of mine but it looks like the lightning struck .. somewhere in the background!?


3 posted on 10/13/2010 9:31:38 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Libloather

Long may she stand!


4 posted on 10/13/2010 9:32:01 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Libloather

Nothing like the real thing. That’s cool!

I hope that represents the real America being re-energized by God, and get this country back on track!


5 posted on 10/13/2010 9:32:26 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Libloather

Good. Her battery is charged and ready to go on November 2nd!


6 posted on 10/13/2010 9:33:51 PM PDT by ScottinSacto (W.W.M.R.D.? - What Would Mitch Rapp Do?)
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To: Libloather

It looks to me like the lightning struck something near the shoreline of the mainland behind the statue.


7 posted on 10/13/2010 9:33:58 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Libloather

Wow. I’ve spent the last forty years earning a college degree, teaching school, raising two kids, establishing two businesses, traveling, reading Ayn Rand. Just sayin...


8 posted on 10/13/2010 9:34:46 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (TheSurvivalMom.com)
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To: plinyelder

That is what it looks like to me. It hit the water on the other side. Looks like another forty years to go.


9 posted on 10/13/2010 9:35:18 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: Libloather

A new ZOT pic candidate?


10 posted on 10/13/2010 9:35:34 PM PDT by montyspython
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To: Libloather

all fired up - its go time.


11 posted on 10/13/2010 9:36:31 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: NohSpinZone

The thickest lightening branch looks photo shopped to me.


12 posted on 10/13/2010 9:38:25 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: Libloather
All that for some loser wearing a bathrobe and boxer shorts in his mom's basement to say "It was photoshopped"

And for most people to agree.

13 posted on 10/13/2010 9:38:46 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Libloather; darkwing104; Arrowhead1952; paulycy; 50mm

Lady Liberty ZOT!!
Alert the Kitties!


14 posted on 10/13/2010 9:39:45 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: Libloather

Didn’t this happen in the first X-Men movie? “You know what happens to a frog when it’s hit by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else!”


15 posted on 10/13/2010 9:40:10 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: ChocChipCookie
. . . reading Ayn Rand.

A real time waste.
16 posted on 10/13/2010 9:41:02 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
I was not talking about you in post 13!!! There was no post 12 when I started, but there was when I finished!!!
17 posted on 10/13/2010 9:41:11 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Captainpaintball
That is rich! LOL!


To: NohSpinZone

The thickest lightening branch looks photo shopped to me.

12 posted on 10/13/2010 9:38:25 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)

To: Libloather
All that for some loser wearing a bathrobe and boxer shorts in his mom's basement to say "It was photoshopped"

And for most people to agree.

13 posted on 10/13/2010 9:38:46 PM PDT by Captainpaintball

18 posted on 10/13/2010 9:43:32 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Libloather
Vote as if your life depended on it ...


19 posted on 10/13/2010 9:44:00 PM PDT by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: Libloather

IB4Z!


20 posted on 10/13/2010 9:48:18 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: jessduntno

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!


21 posted on 10/13/2010 9:50:03 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Libloather

I feel a photoshop job coming...


22 posted on 10/13/2010 9:50:27 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: swatbuznik
I hope that represents the real America being re-energized by God, and get this country back on track!

Gotta love an optimist!

23 posted on 10/13/2010 9:51:35 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: plinyelder
That's what it looks like to me too.

First clue: there's no lightning, no discharge anywhere on the side of the metal structure facing the camera? Doesn't seem likely.

Second, if you look along the front of the statue you can see the bolt in the background disappearing behind a small knoll in the background across the water.

Third, if the bolt really was right above the island, touching her upraised torch hand, you would expect the top of the island to be brightly lit by the flashbulb effect, including some sharp shadows on the island in the foreground. Not there.

Ah, what do I know, I'm not really trained in photo interpretation. I'm much better with pictures of bikinis... ;-)

24 posted on 10/13/2010 9:52:06 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

I was wondering that also


25 posted on 10/13/2010 9:53:02 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

“Gotta love an optimist!”

Yep. I was gonna start an optimist’s club, but I couldn’t find a hall big enough for the meetings.


26 posted on 10/13/2010 9:53:21 PM PDT by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: plinyelder

“Maybe it’s just these old eyes of mine but it looks like the lightning struck .. somewhere in the background!?”

I agree.
I would expect to see the lightning hitting the torch.


27 posted on 10/13/2010 9:53:46 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: jessduntno

A noble sentiment.


28 posted on 10/13/2010 9:56:26 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: Libloather

Obama was in NYC that evening, incidentally. Look it up.


29 posted on 10/13/2010 9:57:52 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: swatbuznik; Libloather

What if it represents God’s judgment?


30 posted on 10/13/2010 10:06:25 PM PDT by John Leland 1789 (Grateful)
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To: Captainpaintball

Heh.. That was pretty funny!

BTW.. I’m a woman..I’m a photographer/artist.. I own my own home and it doesn’t have a basement ;)


31 posted on 10/13/2010 10:07:05 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: John Leland 1789

It’s ominous looking to me, too.


32 posted on 10/13/2010 10:08:03 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: swatbuznik

POWER Surge to REAL America!


33 posted on 10/13/2010 10:08:28 PM PDT by goodnesswins (f you don't support Obama, and the deconstruction of America: YOU are a RACIST.)
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To: Libloather

By the power of Greyskull...


34 posted on 10/13/2010 10:13:55 PM PDT by Cu Roi
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To: NohSpinZone

Clearly the strike was NOT on the Statue of Liberty, but somewhere behind or maybe a Photoshop.

Must have been on some nobama Grant, fact doesn’t matter as much as sysbolism.


35 posted on 10/13/2010 10:16:16 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Let the other side get all wee-wee'd up, Remember come November)
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To: AlexW

Don’t know about protection from high energy bolts like the one shown but .. wouldn’t that size of a bolt do ‘some’ real damage IF it had hit directly .. as stated?


36 posted on 10/13/2010 10:21:37 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Libloather
This is the moment a lightning bolt appears to strike the Statue of Liberty in New York.

I think that I may own the poster an apology.
I failed to notice the word appear the first time I read the article!

37 posted on 10/13/2010 10:25:58 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Libloather

It hit something in the background, not the statue.


38 posted on 10/13/2010 10:50:09 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Libloather

Another 1.21 Jigawatts.

39 posted on 10/13/2010 10:56:56 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Libloather

40 posted on 10/13/2010 11:00:16 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: plinyelder

“wouldn’t that size of a bolt do ‘some’ real damage IF it had hit directly .. as stated?”

Maybe so, maybe not, but it looks clear to me that the lightning is not hitting the statue.


41 posted on 10/13/2010 11:00:41 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: divine_moment_of_facts; Armaggedon; null and void
It’s ominous looking to me, too.

Barack (ברק) is Hebrew for lightning.

Recall that the SOL waved a red flag three weeks before 911. (It's on my FReep page, along with an archived link to a FReeper warning.)

Sometimes a messenger is compelled to deliver a message, even if the messenger does not understand the meaning.

42 posted on 10/13/2010 11:12:34 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: swatbuznik

I thought she got zotted


43 posted on 10/13/2010 11:14:32 PM PDT by woofie
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To: plinyelder

Hmmm ... now that you mention it ...


44 posted on 10/13/2010 11:23:40 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Vincit qui se vincit)
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To: NohSpinZone

photoshopped or used a video camera.

40 years for a novelty photograph. he should title it how to waste a life.


45 posted on 10/13/2010 11:29:34 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: ScottinSacto
Good. Her battery is charged and ready to go on November 2nd!

Alright! :o)

46 posted on 10/13/2010 11:37:30 PM PDT by nutmeg (19 days 'til Election Day... RetireBarney.com)
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To: Constitution Day; NohSpinZone

This place is too quick for me.


47 posted on 10/14/2010 12:29:02 AM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: plinyelder
wouldn’t that size of a bolt do ‘some’ real damage IF it had hit directly

Damage is minimal when lightning strikes a gigantic conductor.

48 posted on 10/14/2010 3:05:49 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: ChocChipCookie
"I’ve spent the last forty years ... reading Ayn Rand"

Did you get thru the Galt speech yet?

49 posted on 10/14/2010 3:18:27 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

LOL


50 posted on 10/14/2010 4:40:21 AM PDT by Eepsy
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