Safety when photographing lightning?

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robgilmore

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Jul 27, 2019
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suffolk UK
I go out in a soft top Land Rover, its basically a buscuit tin on wheels, I went out a few days ago to take some photos during a storm, within minutes it was right ontop of us, it was fairly scary, lightning all around us. Am I in any danger doing this? Locations are mostly open, flat countryside.
 
Jan 6, 2019
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Tyler
Am I in any danger doing this?
Yes.
Your not totally enclosed with metal in a rag top.
Equate your ride to a motorcycle rider, not too uncommon for them to get struck and killed.
Any rubber tires on vehicles have already been proven to not insulate the vehicle from a strike.
What the the auto/truck has going for it is your enclosed with metal roof over you head to sink that strike away from you.