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San Franfrazzled: Once-in-a-lifetime picture of lightning striking iconic bridge
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13 April 2012

Posted on 04/13/2012 7:10:18 PM PDT by Lorianne

An incredible eight bolts struck the Bay Bridge in San Francisco last night which was captured in this incredible shot by photographer Phil McGrew, who took the photo through the rain-soaked window of his apartment.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: california; goldengatebridge; lightningstrike; philmcgrew; sanfrancisco
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1 posted on 04/13/2012 7:10:23 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: SunkenCiv; BIGLOOK

Ping


2 posted on 04/13/2012 7:11:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Lorianne

What an awesome photo!


3 posted on 04/13/2012 7:12:50 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Have a Blessed Good Friday)
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To: Lorianne

Heck of a photo!


4 posted on 04/13/2012 7:13:56 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Lorianne

octozot.


5 posted on 04/13/2012 7:16:07 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: glock rocks

Rumor has it you like pictures or sumthin’, ping.

That IS an awesome picture, Lorianne!!!


6 posted on 04/13/2012 7:17:41 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Lorianne

Saved as the super ZOT for DU trolls!!


7 posted on 04/13/2012 7:18:28 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

lol

Looks like a typical day on FR


8 posted on 04/13/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Wow, great picture! Thanks for posting!


9 posted on 04/13/2012 7:24:35 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Lorianne; a fool in paradise

Did anyone beside me notice in the picture the stones falling from heaven? The judgment day is coming!


10 posted on 04/13/2012 7:27:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lorianne
Looks like a typical day on FR

lols!

11 posted on 04/13/2012 7:27:19 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: Lorianne

San Fantastic


12 posted on 04/13/2012 7:27:19 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Lorianne

Whoa!! What a great photo!


13 posted on 04/13/2012 7:28:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Lorianne

The Lord’s way of telling Sodom by the Bay, “SHAPE UP!”

Other than that, great picture.

As a California highway engineer, I spent 8 years of my career working on the bridge replacement’s various phases including the suspension portion pictured.

I even have the scars to prove it. Not physical scars, but the emotional scars of having to live in San Francisco for 8 years and the bay area for 12. You wouldn’t think that just living in a congested city for of rude, selfish opportunists would destroy you emotionally and mentally, but believe me, it took a real toll. I don’t see how any nice person can survive living there, and to be a conservative — well, I can say I nearly did not survive mentally.

It was awful. I wanted to stay on and finish the bridge, but San Franciscans are such horrible people, I had to escape the place before the bridge work is finished.


14 posted on 04/13/2012 7:32:23 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Lorianne

Wow, I hope people weren’t driving across it at the time.


15 posted on 04/13/2012 7:32:59 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Lorianne

Wow, I hope people weren’t driving across it at the time.


16 posted on 04/13/2012 7:32:59 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Time lapse photography is fun. There is a classic picture of the Kitt Peak Observatory outside Tucson being hit by a couple dozen lightning strikes. The white domes of the various telescopes look ghostly, lit up against the dark background desert sky. There was no pretending that it was anything but a fairly long exposure, however.
17 posted on 04/13/2012 7:33:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Lorianne

WOW!! It kooks like 4 current strikes and 4 other strikes just a fraction of a second before. WOW!!

The folks driving on the bridge....did they notice anything unusual? Probably not, all they saw was bright flashes.


18 posted on 04/13/2012 7:36:42 PM PDT by citizen (Sherlock Holmes as Romney might now exclaim "The game's afoot!" Romney now needs his Dr. Watson V-ot)
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To: Lorianne

Wow. Kudos to the photographer. Ultimate kudos to God, because if He’s still warning us, He still loves us.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 7:40:00 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good save!


20 posted on 04/13/2012 7:40:11 PM PDT by citizen (Sherlock Holmes as Romney might now exclaim "The game's afoot!" Romney now needs his Dr. Watson V-ot)
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