Close lightning shot

Omigosh that is unbelieveable! No one knows who took it, eh? That's too bad...

If a CG strikes that close, can't it knock you down? Wonder if the photographer felt any eff-eef-eff-ects! :)
I really want to see it now but i think the bandwidth has been exceded. grrrr
Yikes! Thats a bit to close for me. He must have really felt the heat of that one. :shock:
Another thing that stands out in this photo is that the metal pole about 20 feet from the lightning strike wasn't affected. It didn't even send up a leader.