Monday, August 27, 2012

The storm that BROKE my camera lens

Storm 8-26-12 -- THE STORM THAT Broke MY CAMERA from mark skwarek on Vimeo.

Storm over Brooklyn NY Storm 8-26-12 coming over NJ and Manhattan into Brooklyn. I have just returned from Copenhagen and have been told no storms took place while i was gone. on the first day back there was a passing thunder storm!! A storm which took my lens... :( The Storm Came in just as i finished this shot and it was down pouring and lightning overhead- I jumped of the roof and my camera hit the edge :( !!!!! I made it out but the lens did not.... but the camera still works!

Monday, August 6, 2012

8-6-12 brookln ny sunset

MVI 9877 good from mark skwarek on Vimeo.

Pocono Raceway Hit By Lightning; 1 Dead, 9 Injured


Pocono Raceway Hit By Lightning; 1 Dead, 9 Injured 

By DAN GELSTON 08/05/12 11:55 PM ET AP

 Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Crew members push the #14 Office Depot Back to School Chevrolet, driven by Tony Stewart, back to the garage as rain falls during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
LONG POND, Pa. — Lightning strikes at Pocono Raceway after a rain-shortened NASCAR race Sunday killed one fan and injured nine others, one critically, racetrack officials said.
Multiple lightning strikes occurred behind the racetrack's grandstands and outside one of the gates as fans were leaving, Pocono spokesman Bob Pleban said. It wasn't immediately clear how many of the fans were actually struck by the lightning itself or were injured by related jolts.
"Unfortunately, a member of our raceway family here, a fan, has passed away," Pocono President Brandon Igdalsky said in announcing the death. He provided no details about the victim but expressed condolences to his family.
The victim was in or near his car in a parking lot after the race had ended when lightning struck the car, Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen said. Bystanders performed CPR on the man, who had gone into cardiac arrest, until paramedics arrived, Allen said. They took him to the track's medical facility, where efforts to revive him failed. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.