061319 - Lightning Strike

Two minutes after this shot was taken and the equipment stowed, the sky opened up. It was as if someone had turned a hose onto my windshield. As I sat in the car waiting for the rain to letup I realized what I just did. Here I was standing under a utility pole, next to a steel guardrail, holding onto a metal cable release, with my camera on a metal tripod. Needless to say, be very careful shooting lightning. If thunder happens less than 30 seconds from the lightning strike, head indoors.

The image was shot with a Nikon F5 and 17-35mm f/2.8 lens on Velvia 100. A Lightning Trigger was used to capture the bolt on film.

This image is available framed or matte only in the following sizes:
●    8x10 print / 11x14 matte
●  11x14 print / 16x20 matte
●  16x20 print / 20x24 matte



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