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Lightning attack, Palatine, IL
29-APR-2007 Jyothi Karthik Raja

Lightning attack, Palatine, IL

Weather is strange. The whole day it was hovering around 80F and it was bright and sunny and hot. As the evening grew darker, and the moon came out, the clouds developed a nasty temper. By midnight, there were lightning strikes almost every half a minute. I could hear the wind wail, and the thuders roar. This morning there is no trace of it all. It is bright and sunny again.

I've never tried shooting lightning before. So it was worth staying up a little late to try. It took a while to get the right settings, but now I think I am more or less there. I hope for the sake of my photography there are more such events.

For more pictures of the night, Click here...

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
30s f/5.6 at 18.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Shankar Mitra 13-Nov-2010 07:23
Mind blowing,i like.....,very much
Guest 07-May-2007 08:53
Have tried this before but the lightning never lasts long. Was it actually so frequent that the 30 secs exposure worked? Wow.
Luck and a lot of skill. Great shot.
Guest 01-May-2007 02:39
I am enlightened! awesome shot.
Guest 01-May-2007 02:19
Great capture. Really stunning image. V
Bill Paige30-Apr-2007 23:20
Awesome catch.
Thierry Lucas30-Apr-2007 22:10
Very nice capture.
papajim30-Apr-2007 20:38
Spectacular, no other words. Vote
Guest 30-Apr-2007 12:43
Am awe-struck!
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