For those of you wondering if it is worth the hassle of bonding the metal on your fiberglass yacht, we offer a series of photos from one squall in the Gulf of Panama.
The outside photos are shot with a 24mm lens.
The same with the interior shots from aft through the starboard side.
Shots forward are a second camera with a 20mm lens.
These are about a third of the photos taken over a couple of hours. The thickness of the central portion of the bolt is vaporized water.
When looking at this shot, keep in mind that a 20mm lens makes things look a lot further away. This was a very close strike, way too close for comfort.
With the intensity of the light – this photo has been darkened by almost 300% – it looks to us like this was a very close strike.
In tis photo there is a brown haze that appears across the bottom. Most has been cropped out, and we have no idea what caused this.
Technical data: Sony 7R2 bodies, Sigma 20mm F1.4 and Sony 24-70 F2.8 lens. Both cameras had Steppingstone Lightning triggers. Settings varied, but shutter speed remained 1/15th of a second due to motion of the boat. On land shutter speed would have been 10 to 20 seconds.