Re: stepped leaders

Hi Jim,

>     I'm having trouble visualizing the "banjo" effect. Does any
> one have pictures that they could make internet accessible that shows
> this effect?

If you have a close look at the attached sparks in that photo I sent
you see that they are not really bolts several inches thick but a 
succession of rising streamers. I checked some other photos I have and
the effect is quite visible. The one you got might have been 
overexposed in the printing.